Scholar Claims Leonardo's $450 Million Painting Was Largely Done by Another Artist

  • August 08, 2018 22:01

  • Email
Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi
In a newly revised book titled "Leonardo da Vinci," due out next month, a scholar makes his case for the world's most expensive painting to be not solely created by the master himself, but by another hand.
From CNN:
Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, may have been not just the work of the Renaissance master, but mostly of his assistant, according to an Oxford University academic.
Art historian and Leonardo scholar, Matthew Landrus, claims that the $450 million work was largely painted by Bernardino Luini, another artist in the Italian's workshop. Landrus believes that only about 20% to 30% of the painting was completed by Leonardo himself.

Read more at CNN


  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

London Bridge, as lit for Leo Villareal’s Illuminated River artwork.

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up London With 'Illuminated River' Across Thames Bridges

  • ArtfixDaily / July 18th, 2019

Heads of traitors on spikes, bustling industry, quiet moonlit scenes by artists from Grimshaw to Whistler, the River ...

Read More...
Lighted ornamental pool at the re-opening of Hollyhock House in 2015.

UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Sites to World Heritage List

  • New York Times / July 16th, 2019

Eight major buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, the lauded list ...

Read More...
Albert Bierstadt, (1830-1902) Niagara, 1869.  Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 19 x 27 in.  (48.26 x 68.58 cm.) Joseph E.  Temple Fund, 2015.18

ARTFIXdaily Closed for Independence Day - Enjoy Landscapes of the Early American Republic at PAFA, Moon-centric Momentos at Christie's

  • ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2019

ARTFIXdaily will be closed and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 15. Happy Independence Day! ...

Read More...
(Detail) Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes (circa 1607).

'Lost' Caravaggio Valued at $170M Sells Prior to Auction

  • Los Angeles Times / June 26th, 2019

A recently attributed Caravaggio painting of Judith decapitating Assyrian general Holofernes sold privately ...

Read More...

ARTFIXdaily Artwire