With the discovery of an original drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci, the debate about the true representation of the face of Christ, attributed to the genius of the Renaissance with the piece Salvator Mundi, resurfaces today.
The drawing made with the well-known sanguine technique was discovered by Annalisa Di Maria, a member of the committee of experts in Art and Literature of the Unesco Center of Florence, in a private collection in Lecco, in Genoa, Italy.
As a result of the discovery, the disputed painting Salvator Mundi, the most expensive work in history, is considered false, Di María told local media and assured that this is the true one because 'the face represented is placed in three quarters, like most of the subjects painted by the master Da Vinci, that is to say, in movement and with an impressive dynamism '.
In a study of about 60 pages, the specialist details that the drawing represents Christ in the middle of the bust and with his hand raised, in the same gesture as the Salvator Mundi painting, attributed to the Tuscan genius and sold in November 2017 for record 450 million dollars at auction in Abu Dhabi.
In this sense, he pointed out that that work was not made by Da Vinci, because he would have painted it that way, while private collectors made the piece available for laboratory studies, analysis of the old sheet of paper and photographic examinations.
The investigation showed that the blade used for this sanguine can be dated around the XNUMXth century, while Di Maria declared that it is a work of incredible refinement, which demonstrates the superior level of the artist and contains the true expression of the pure dynamism of the hand of genius.
The work, before the restoration, clearly shows the great distance of the line, the details and the technique used in this painting, which are not at all attributable to the hand of Leonardo Da Vinci, and after this process a very different trace is noticeable than the original, too Leonardian a feature, clarified the expert. / Latin Press