On Nov. 15, 2017, the painting Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World, photo 1) was sold for US$450 million (approx. For starters, it has been linked to Leonardo da Vinci, and it is being hailed as the “Male Mona Lisa.”According to records, Louis XII of France commissioned the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) to paint Salvator Mundi. Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi has become something of a Holy Grail in art history, sporadically appearing, only to disappear once more. There are various theories as to why Salvator Mundi has disappeared this time. In addition, Christ’s hair has indications of da Vinci’s trademark brushwork, with the soft vitality and realistic feel it brings.
Source: Taipei Times May 24, 2019 16:00 UTC