29 Oct '17, 10pm

Salvator Mundi — The rediscovery of a masterpiece: Chronology, conservation, and authentication by @ChristiesInc https://t.co/kzeUpNJzS1

Salvator Mundi — The rediscovery of a masterpiece: Chronology, conservation, and authentication by @ChristiesInc https://t.co/kzeUpNJzS1

A comprehensive restoration of the Salvator Mundi is undertaken by Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Senior Research Fellow and Conservator of the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Known for his use of experimental material, Modestini explains that the original walnut panel on which Leonardo executed Salvator Mundi , contained a knot which had split early in its history. However, she concludes that important parts of the painting are remarkably well-preserved, and close to their original state. These include both of Christ’s hands, the exquisitely rendered curls of his hair, the orb, and much of his drapery. The magnificently executed blessing hand, Modestini notes, is intact. With regards to the face, Modestini notes, ‘Fortunately, apart from the discrete losses, the flesh tones of the face retain ...

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