Pieter de Hooch 1670.
The head of the company Apple claims to have seen an iPhone in a painting 350 years ago. During a conference last Tuesday in the Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam, Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Dutch politician and European Commissioner Neelie Kroes they shared an anecdote that happened the day before.
The two attended the Rijksmuseum, the National Museum of Amsterdam, when Kroes pointed to a 1670 painting titled ”A man handing a letter to a woman in a hall”, a work by Pieter de Hooch. As they watched the painting, the European Commissioner asked a Cook when they invented the first iPhone.
“By chance Tim, where and when invented the iPhone?” Said Kroes.
Cook was speechless at seeing a man in the painting holding what appeared to be an iPhone.
“It’s hard to see, but I swear it’s there!” Said Cook. “Last night, Neelie took me to see some works of Rembrandt, and one of the pictures had an iPhone in one of the paintings.”
Leonardo Da Vinci – 1452–1466
Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, “at the third hour of the night” in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of Florence. He was the illegitimate son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, a Florentine notary, and Caterina, a peasant who may have been a slave from the Middle East. Leonardo had no surname in the modern sense, “da Vinci” simply meaning “of Vinci”: his full birth name was “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci”, meaning “Leonardo, son of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci.”
Little is known about Leonardo’s early life. He spent his first five years in the hamlet of Anchiano, then lived in the household of his father, grandparents and uncle, Francesco, in the small town of Vinci. His father had married a sixteen-year-old girl named Albiera, who loved Leonardo but died young. In later life, Leonardo only recorded two childhood incidents. One, which he regarded as an omen, was when a kite dropped from the sky and hovered over his cradle, its tail feathers brushing his face. The second occurred while exploring in the mountains. He discovered a cave and was both terrified that some great monster might lurk there, and driven by curiosity to find out what was inside.
Book Leonardo da Vinci Lost to Slovakia
Under the agreement with the museum Red Monastery, have to be subjected to museum visitors, but someone has probably stuck to the fingers. It’s a huge loss. Since the book is a separate work of art, bound in leather on handmade paper, it is of great value, compounded by the fact that it is a major prop of historical large spectacle Legend of Flying Cyprian
the National Museum of Amsterdam, when Kroes pointed to a 1670 painting titled ”A man handing a letter to a woman in a hall”, a work by Pieter de Hooch