The crazy story of the Christ of Vinci


Miracle. In less than six decades, the Christ on the wood of the florentine master is passed from the ranks of copy to that of a masterpiece of authentic.
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The matter would have had even more flavor if Leonardo da Vinci, instead of representing Christ blessing the world, had chosen to show this last chasing the merchants out of the Temple. As the Salvator Mundi, a small painting on wood of 45 to 65 centimetres attributed to the Italian master, is now at the heart of a battle in which the dollars have taken the not on the item

“A ruin, dark and gloomy ”

Before you panic the counters, the table has undergone a course chaotic. Probably painted around 1500, it would have been the owner of the king…

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