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The Art of The Da Vinci Code

Ready to crack the Da Vinci Code? Before you can start, you'd better know your art history! Many historians and conspiracy theorists believe Leonardo Da Vinci left clues and secret messages in some of his most famous paintings. The ten questions below will test your knowledge of the works of art central to The Da Vinci Code -- see how well you do. (Aspiring sleuths may find the answers they're looking for in our Cracking the Da Vinci Code feature.)

Points available: 10

1:

In Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper," which apostle do many theorists think might actually be Mary Magdalene?

2:

Who might the "Mona Lisa" be intended to depict, according to some?

3:

What is the real name of the work referred to in "The Da Vinci Code" as "Madonna of the Rocks"?

4:

What is the name of the famous piece of art that the curator is imitating on the floor of the museum?

5:

Which of these paintings has two versions, one in Paris and one in London, the first of which is believed by some to contain imagery pointing to the conspiracy?

6:

On what surface is "The Last Supper" painted?

7:

What is the proper name of the "Mona Lisa"?

8:

What purpose does Leonardo's cryptex serve?

9:

According to the clues "found" in Leonardo's paintings, what is the Holy Grail really?

10:

Which of these works is housed in a monastery?

 

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