Salvator Mundi (The Savior of the world) by Leonardo da Vinci?
(The "Savior of the World" that I am referring to in this post was not the painting being considered to be by Leonardo. It was one of his apprentices. Click on the image above to go to the blog that is about the correct painting.
Its been announced that a new Leonardo da Vinci painting has been "verified" to be authentic. A long lost Leonardo (link)
It is going to be exhibited at London's National Gallery in November and auctioned off. It has been estimated to sell for 100-200 MILLION dollars. There is still some controversy if it really is a Leonardo da Vinci painting.
Interestingly I have a picture of Salvado Mundi in my book. I had compared it to the Shroud of Turin & the vitruvian man: both of which I think were created by Leonardo himself. I think he purposely painted the Salvado Mundi as further proof that he also created the Shroud of Turin.
They say that great artists "use lies to tell the truth." I think the Salvator Mundi was painted to eventually show that the same artist (da Vinci) created both images.
This is an image from my book:
- "Those are the image from the Shroud of Turin superimposed over the painting: Salvator Mundi which Da Vinci either painted personally or designed. Coincidence? It gets even better. (How would an artist know how to create an image of the face of Christ - that just so happens to be exactly like the face from the Shroud of Turin? Either the artist knew exactly what Jesus looked like - had a really great guess - or the shroud was also created by an artist)"
UPDATE: The painting Salvador Mundi is no longer going to be for sale. I imagine there would be some controversy over if it should be able to be sold. Leonardo da Vinci paintings are so rare and historically significant that most people would agree that it should be kept in a museum and not a private collection. I'm unsure how it all works. Who owns it? Would a museum pay for it? I don't know.
"Robert Simon, who represents the group, told Bloomberg: “I’ve assured the National Gallery that the painting isn’t on the market and that there are no plans to sell it after the exhibition.”" Link