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LEONARDO DA VINCI & SALAI (1490 ce)

The Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci must have loved his assistant Gian Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno (nicknamed Salai, which means “little devil”;). After living with the young hellion for a year, Leonardo listed Salai’s vices, calling him “a thief, a liar, stubborn, and a glutton". Salai stole money and valuables and his art was inferior next to Leonardo’s; yet clearly something about Salai endeared him to Leonardo, since he kept him around for thirty more years and featured him in several drawings and paintings.
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SECONDARY-TARGET's avatar
Wow, like, seriously?
ladyblackbird13's avatar
Yup! Seriously. They stayed together for, like, the rest of da Vinci's life! XD
JKL-FFF's avatar
Several explicit sketches and paintings. Erection and all.
iStealUrCandy's avatar
-walks away with giggles and face is red and blushy- hehehehehheehehehe !!! <3
thescottishelflord's avatar
That's amazing. I thought I was the only person who knew about Salai.
the only person among the world's population? It's a little pretentious no? lol
dreamwillneverdie's avatar
Yes he actually loved him as a son since he adopted him at 10 years, but also as a lover when he grown up :3 It is so cute! I love it!!!<33
DiaNiXx's avatar
love it! Speacilly cuz it doesnt has ANY relation with Assassin's Creed, and more speacilly EzioxLeonardo (trauma on me)! Really love it! -Im really sorry about my awful english-
gingertom84's avatar
That Salai is a leech!
rawrjustlooking's avatar
Yet he could have loved him as a son, or as a good friend also, no? Cute idea, though
JKL-FFF's avatar
Likely not. Several of the sketches feature Salai not just nude but aroused--a feature so atypical for Renaissance art that pretty much all scholars agree it constitutes irrefutable evidence of Leonardo's attraction for him.
tattoosbynazareth's avatar
...it's because he was hung. :)
cool work.
Ineitatto's avatar
Aw, how sweet!
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