Sunday, March 8, 2009
Leonardo's Dyslexia - and the American Economy
There are many ways to look at things - things like the new economy that must rise out of the ashes of the recently clumsily made, deregulated and failed thing.
The most famous portrait in the world is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
It occurred to me many years ago that if the great artist was truly dyslexic, that perhaps for five hundred years the whole world saw this portrait one way.
It also occurred to me that if you reverse the pose, you may see what the artist saw when he first started to paint this item five hundred years ago.
Just a thought.
Perhaps the way American business has looked at business for decades is not the quite correct way to look at the economy now or into the future.
Looking at the above photos can you tell for certain which is the correct pose and which one has a warmer, not enigmatic, smile?
Whose Point of View (POV) is better? Which is the best view? What did the artist see?
Did he know that he had a handicap or did he know that he had a great gift?
What do you see?
What is your perspective of the view - of this picture and the economy?
I hope you see a bright warm smile.
I hope you see the future as well.