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The Da Vinci Code
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  • The nuns gave Leonardo specific dimensions, and the desired theme for the painting—the Virgin Mary, baby John the Baptist, Uriel, and Baby Jesus sheltering in a cave.
  • Accepting hundreds of lucrative Vatican commissions, Da Vinci painted Christian themes not as an expression of his own beliefs but rather as a commercial venture—a means of funding a lavish lifestyle.

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  • Unfortunately for the early editors, one particularly troubling earthly theme kept recurring in the gospels.
  • Even in cartoons, theme parks, and popular movies.

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as in: theme of the novel Define
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
as in: musical theme Define
the initial or primary melody of a musical composition or (as in "theme song") music that is most repeated in a film, television series, or other theatrical production
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