Friday, December 11, 2009
Bring da Vinci with you
I'd always imagined that I would one day have use for this Last Supper image in one of my posts. But, I considered that it would be used the day I got that big, fat advocacy check and was officially retiring as the Bloganator of A4I and directing my minions from some Caribbean beach where the water is the color of my true love's eyes.
Turns out, though, that there are better uses for the image. The Italian Prime Minister has offered to bring original works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Knesset to be displayed there. Israel is unsure of whether to accept the offer because displaying the works would require heightened security and special temperature and other considerations for the building. All in all, a large expense for a country with other, more pressing needs.
I honor Israel for even trying to make this happen. A country that, in a time of war, still finds time for art is a country I am proud to support.