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

  • August 08, 2018 22:01

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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.

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