10 November, 2011

Salvator Mundi


Salvator Mundi,  Leonardo da Vinci
o/p, 25 13/16" X 17 7/8 "

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm) (C) 2011 Salvator Mundi llc. (PRNewsFoto/Robert Simon, Tim Nighswander)

This post originally published May, 2011.

Although he has been safely dead for 492 years, Leonardo da Vinci continues to make headlines.  Arguably the greatest polymath ever, Leonardo is never uninteresting.

Is it possible that da Vinci painted an image titled Salvator Mundi, and that this has only now come to light?  News reports say that experts have re-attributed this painting to the master, whereas before it was said to have been created by one of da Vinci's students.  Incredibly, this would be only the fifteenth known painting by da Vinci that exists.  Unless, of course, somebody un-crates another one somewhere. 

Dan Brown!  Paging Mr. Dan Brown!

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Anonymous said...

Salvator (no e) Mundi -- Savior of the World in Latin...
I think that "Salvatore" is Italian.
And a wonderful painting.

Casey Klahn said...


Casey Klahn said...

To the commentator "100". Since you are just started on Blogger, I thought I would wait to publish your comments until I get to know you more.

Also, the tenor of your comment is a little off - I happen to revere Jesus and also LdV is unimpeachable in his work.

But, thank you for reading!

100swallows said...

Sorry for seeming so flippant. I didn't mean anything against Jesus or Leonardo. Like you, I should have waited to get to know you better before risking a comment like that. I enjoyed seeing your blog and your fine paintings.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for that, 100! I, myself, did find it hard to believe that there was somehow a new Leonardo painting. I had to read closely to see what their case was.


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