About the Author

Professor K.A. EfetovProfessor Konstantin A. Efetov is the head of a Department and Laboratory at the Crimean State Medical University; he is Doctor of Biological Sciences and Philosophy Doctor in Medicine. His major works are focused on issues of medicine (immunology and oncology), biology (evolutionary biology, biosystematics), and history of art.

In 2006 he published the book A shocking secret of the Sistine Chapel (in 2008 – the second edition titled “Old Testament’s secret of the rib of Adam“). Basing on his personal long-term studies of the Sistine Chapel frescoes in Vatican, he concluded that on the chapel plafond there were hidden images coded by the great Michelangelo. Professor Efetov discovered that to encrypt his ideas Michelangelo had applied the technique of double-vision and reversible images long before (about half a century) Arcimboldo did it. Efetov put forward the hypothesis that the genius of the Renaissance who professed Neo-Platonism depicted the Creation of the World as a two-step process: Fertilization (by the genitals) and Spiritualization (by the brain).

In his subsequent publications: A secret message of Michelangelo to the future (the journal “Chemistry and Life”, 2006, No. 3), Secrets of the Sistine Chapel frescos (the journal “Asclepius”, 2006, No. 1), Das schockierende Geheimnis der Sixtinischen Kapelle (the book in German, 2007), Old Testament’s Secret of the Rib of Adam (the book in English and Russian, 2008) Efetov extended the evidence ground, found other hidden images, and showed that Michelangelo was the forerunner of surrealism, since the techniques he employed (double-vision and reversible images) later became commonly used by surrealist artists.

Konstantin A. Efetov is a member of the Writers’ Union of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Merited Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Member of the Crimean Academy of Sciences, winner of three prizes of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The biographical data about K. A. Efetov are available from the books “Outstanding Europeans of the 21 century” (UK) and “Contemporary Who’s Who” (USA). He is the author of 350 publications (including 19 books and 12 patents for inventions). Efetov’s works have been cited 570 times in 9 languages by researchers of 23 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and USA. In recognition of the international prestige of K. A. Efetov, scientists of Austria, France, Russia, and Ukraine named in his honor three biological species (Etroga efetovi, Zygaenoprocris efetovi, Chrysartona efetovi), as well as a subgenus of living organisms (Efetovia). For his creative achievements, he is awarded four gold medals in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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