So it’s been a long long time since the Italian Renaissance but because they were such good artists we still are fascinated by them.
The Salvator Mundi painting suddenly went from being considered ‘a copy of maybe a Leonardo original’ to it IS a Leonardo lost masterpiece which resulted in someone suddenly making tens of millions of dollars because of the change of opinion by the ‘experts’. I want to know how much do those ‘experts’ get paid? If they say ‘yes’ do they get a bonus by a grateful investor – come on, what world do you live in if you think they aren’t pressured to simply say “yes – it’s authentic” – after all, if you bribe enough people who the hell would ever know the truth?
In my opinion the Salvator Mundi is a weak painting that looks like at least two different artists worked on it – maybe the first one was our ‘Dandy from Milan’ as Michelangelo called him!
And now we have this one below, luckily there is much more evidence that this could be authentic – I would love to see the end result!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sforza_Castle
Below is my attempt to make less boring that lameo painting that went from being a copy to worth 450 million dollars!