The UK’s Guardian reports, a painting which was stolen – and not even missed by its museum – has been returned! It is a copy of the world’s most expensive painting. Don’t know about you, but even if I had a very bad copy of a Leonardo painting, I’d miss it!
If you are into thrillers, detectives, who-dunnit or great mysteries – skip this post. This will not go into whatever happened to a painting which whereabouts are a mystery. This is about a book on the painting, which also mysteriously disappeared.
Leonardo da Vinci died in France 500 years go. This will be commemorated by several exhibitions. Among these is the National Gallery’s exhibition about which I wrote in a previous post. Another one will open at the Louvre in Paris from 24th of October 2019.
Came across the Guardian’s article on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”.
As mentioned earlier, the painting was to be unveiled weeks ago. It still is not on show in the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.
Though no sound explanations are put forward why the painting is still “under wraps” in Jonathan Jones’ article; it includes a shocking photo of the painting.
This photo shows the work as it was, once varnish and previous restoration-jobs were removed.
When the work goes on display, it will certainly not look like this.
Remember “Salvator Mundi”, painted by Leonardo da Vinci? It was snapped up at a New York auction last year, for a trifling $ 450.3 million.
By now, everybody interested knows the Leonardo da Vinci painting sold for a shocking $450 million. Who bought the painting remains a mystery at the moment. More has come to light why the painting’s former owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, might have decided to have da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ auctioned.
A Leonardo da Vinci painting, discovered by sheer accident at a local auction in America in 2005, is expected to sell for a record amount of money at Christie’s modern art auction. Modern Art Auction? Yes, the old master has been entered as part of Christie’s New York modern art auction.