'Savior of the World: Salvator Mundi'

‘Savior of the World: Salvator Mundi’

The recent public television feature about this recent British find of the original “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci was fascinating to me! Comparisons of style and technique in da Vinci’s known portraits were things I would like to see again–to absorb more of their meaning.

Sfumato It seems was da Vinci’s invention. This is the soft, smoky application of charcoal or graphite to suggest shadows on human features. Because of it, his portraits have an unearthly feeling about them–as if the subject is half of earth, half of heaven. Read the report of the art expert who made the final judgment about this painting.