Monday, October 3, 2011

Leonardo DA VINCI Salvator Mundi

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There are a grand total of 14 oil paintings in the world known to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, or rather there were 14. Now there are 15 because a Leonardo that was lost centuries ago has been authenticated by experts from the US and UK. The painting depicts Christ as the Salvator Mundi, the Savior of the World, facing forwards with two fingers of his right hand raised in blessing and a crystal globe in his left hand. It’s oil on a walnut panel and is 2 x 1.5 feet (26 x 18 inches, 66 x 45 cm) in size.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I had only seen it in a newspaper. It's beautiful, isn't it?

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  2. Kitty, yes, this painting is absolutely beautiful and I'm glad you enjoy it : )

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