“This masterpiece, which has long been forgotten, will now be our gift to the world. And we are looking forward to people from all over the world to witness its beauty, ”said Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi.Visitors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Photo: Christopher Pike / The National500-year-old picture was considered a copy of the original by Leonardo, until the experts, during an extensive restoration, removed the later repainting layers and came to the conclusion that this was a work of the master himself. The mysterious panel is considered to be one of the few surviving works attributed to the genius of the Renaissance (until a general consensus has been reached regarding about 20 other pictures).
"The Savior of the World" will be the second work of Leonardo da Vinci, which will be exhibited in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Now there you can see a portrait of an unknown, called the “Beautiful Ferronier” (1490), which he borrowed from his French museum-companion. The painting should return to Paris in November, after the Savior of the World.
“We believe that for residents and guests of Abu Dhabi from around the world, this will be a great opportunity to see rare and significant work of great cultural significance,” said a spokesman for the museum.
Left: Leonardo da Vinci, "Beautiful Ferroniere" (1490). Louvre, Paris
After the Paris tour, “The Savior of the World” will return in Abu Dhabi for a long time. Arthiv: read us in the Telegram and look in Instagram
Based on news Artnet. Main illustration: Christie's employee in front of Leonardo da Vinci's “Savior of the World”; photo - Tolga Akmen / AFP