It was my late sister, the world famous artist, Christine Rosamond Benton,
who suggested I was the reincarnation of Leonardo Da Vinci. Before she took up a brush, I was her idol. When she was ten, she and my Vicki (age six) saw an angel at the foot of her bed bathed in a blue light. The old crone up the street saw a bright blue light enter her bedroom. This light left a circle of burn holes in her lace curtain.
Our muse, Rena Easton Christiansen, has walked out of several Da Vinci paintings. I will post next on the Rosemont family of Holland, who were at the head of the Dutch Renaissance. I was destined to find this lost Renaissance, because these Swan Brethren are my blood-kin.
Like Leonardo, my interests are many. I have too much to do. In all this talk about a Holy Grail and Bloodline, that employs Da Vinci and his art against his will, no one has considered the embodiment of Leonardo coming back to make his claims, protest the borrowing from his creative legacy.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo da vˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”. Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.