NO FAME / Paris 02/27/19
Fame is the strangest of things. It is as unpredictable and capricious as the weather, but we believe it to be somehow logical. If there was any logic to fame, this, San Giovanni Battista, and not the Mona Lisa would be the most famous painting in the world. It is Leonardo‘s last painting. It used the same model as the „Gioconda“. A male model for that matter. It has been way more influential, perfecting the chiaroscuro style. Without it Caravaggio and Rembrandt would have been unthinkable. And still, hanging just around the corner from the famous sister, people pass it by without even looking at it.