There Can Only Be One
When Leonardo Da Vinci Made A Copy, It Was Just As Cherished
In a Belgian abbey exists a copy of "The Last Supper"
ordered by Louis XII
While Da Vinci's assistants oversaw it,
X-ray analysis hinted the master painted both Jesus & St. John
A fifth of the original's paint survives in Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan
both are cherished
Thanks for reading this lesson From The Future, Remember the past in new ways for the future
In an abbey in Belgium, there exists a copy of one of the greatest works of Leonardo Da Vinci, "The Last Supper". It was produced at the order of King Louis XII. Dismayed that the original was trapped on a mural on a wall, King Louis ordered a copy on canvas.
One of Da Vinci's top assistants oversaw its creation - recent x-ray analysis hinted the master himself painted both Jesus & St. John.
About a fifth of the original paint of “Last Supper” remains. The Belgian copy has given art historians a taste of what the original was like in 1499. The copy is more like the original than the original. But it's still a copy.
Like the "Highlander", "There Can Only Be One" - and it is in Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan.
The natural state of most physical art includes scarcity.
Which brings us to the question of the value of digital art.
How can we own digital art in the age of infinite copies, where the natural state of networks is abundance? Enter the Web 3.0.
Open source software and networks' value was based on the abundance of scale. Scarcity is hard to come by in that economic model. These economics will be turned inside-out.
UNLIKE poor King Louis XII, the next masterwork might be taken "home”.
The “Last Supper” is a mural on one wall forever but it was not the only one.
We can merge scarcity with abundance. “One of One” becomes more.
Thanks for reading this message From The Future! Imagine The Future by Remembering the past in different ways.