#art, El «Salvator Mundi» – «Salvator Mundi»

(Salvator Mundi, photo: Public Domain)

Este cuadro, que no tiene firma y que es atribuido a Leonardo da Vinci, fue vendido en subasta de Sotheby’s en 2017 por $450,3 millones. La garantía del comprador, supuestamente un jeque árabe que guarda el cuadro en su mega yate, se vence muy pronto y aun no se sabe quien verdaderamente pintó el cuadro. Los expertos que antes de la subasta certificaron el cuadro y afirmaron que es obra de Leonardo, ahora parece ser que ni se habían enterado que estaban haciendo. Fue una certificación informal todo…

Personalmente no creo que haya sido un cuadro de Leonardo, aunque puede parecerse a algunos de los del pintor florentino. Pero es que también puede parecerse al de muchos pintores de la época. Al fin y al cabo, a Leonardo lo reconocen ahora como un genio, eso dicen, pero en su época no era tal cosa y en su época abundaban pintores capaces de este cuadro y mucho mas.

Pero, que le vamos a hacer. La verdad jamás la vamos a saber… Lo que si sabemos es que es el cuadro mas caro…de los que se han vendido…de la historia. Eso me deja realmente sin cuidado porque no entiendo como alguien pudo haber pagado tantos millones por un cuadro que ni siquiera se sabe, con certeza, quien lo ha pintado…


This painting, which bears no signature and which is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was sold at auction in Sotheby’s in 2017 for $450,3 million. The warranty of the buyer, supposedly an Arab Sheik who keeps the painting in his luxury mega yacht, is about to expire. And we still do not know who painted it. The experts, conferring prior to the auction, supposedly certified and affirmed that it was a Leonardo, but now it seems like they thought it was an informal meeting, and thus an informal conclusion of attribution…

Personally I do not believe that this painting was painted by Leonardo, although it may resemble some of his other works. But it also looks like it could be the work of many others from his time. After all, Leonardo is now regarded…by some…as a genius, but during his day he was no such thing and he happened to live in an age when there were many other fully capable painters of having painted «Salvator Mundi» and much more.

But what can we do. The truth we will never know… What we do know is that the highest priced painting in the world…of those who have been sold…has its warranty up. Let us see what happens… In truth I care little about the hundreds of millions paid because I just cannot understand how anyone can pay that much money for a painting who no one really knows who painted it…

Leonardo da Vinci




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11 Comentarios

  1. janetsm dice:

    Some people have more money than sense.

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    1. And this proves it!

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  2. macalder02 dice:

    El mercado de las pinturas famosas ha dado paso a que muchos intenten beneficiarse económicamente de una manera no «tan santa» y han ocurridos tantas estafas en reproducciones y copias, que uno pierde la cuenta. Y si a eso sé agrega multimillonarios que no saben qué hacer con su dinero, la mesa está servida para los timadores. Saludos Francisco.

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    1. equipsblog dice:

      If he liked it and can afford it, how.much does it matter?

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      1. Nothing in that sense…

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    2. Eso mismo pienso yo, agregándole también el blanqueo de dinero…

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      1. macalder02 dice:

        Ah!! Muy importante observación.

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  3. Easymalc dice:

    You’ve always questioned Leonardo as a genius F, and who am I to question your expert knowledge on the subject? That said, I’m not sure whether it’s that great a painting anyway, whoever painted it. It’s the eyes that I don’t particularly like, but this is only my opinion of course. What I would like to know though, is whether the sheikh would have paid $450m for it if Joe Bloggs had painted it.

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    1. Good point, maybe not Joe but if Fred Bloggs would have painted he would have paid it! LOL! I am nobody to question whether or not Leonardo was a genius, I just don’t think he was. He was a «pijo» (what we call a spoiled rich kid to whom were given all opportunities) who painted little, left behind and unfinished works that caused him trouble and who sketched supposed «inventions» that were never invented and that never would have worked. He was a fantastic draughtsman and his drawings, especially of distortions and of strange people are brilliant and I really like them, but his paintings were very similar to many others from his time. I particularly am not in «love» with the Mona Lisa, I don’t even consider it one of his best portraits. «The Lady with an Ermine» is far superior to «Mona Lisa» and the reason why it isn’t famous is because it wasn’t stolen from Le Louvre and given two years of constant media coverage… I think it is time to de-mystify these mythical figures in art and in history. It is time for a real and thorough revision. Cheers my friend! All the best.

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        Great reply F

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