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Virgin of the Rocks: A subversive message hidden by Da Vinci

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Virgin of the Rocks: A subversive message hidden by Da Vinci

BBC Culture - By Kelly Grovier

A palm tree in an Alpine scene prompts Kelly Grovier to follow a trail of clues that unlock a 15th-Century mystery – transforming Da Vinci masterpieces into ruminations on the Earth’s geological evolution. Some paintings are as mysterious as they are famous. Gazing at them is like diving into a deep …

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