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Has the Salvator Mundi Really Gone Missing? Unpacking the Latest Theory (hyperallergic.com)
15 points by hecubus 69 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

Whenever I hear about this painting I wonder if such expert-based attribution can really be trusted... then I look at the picture again and think "damn, that is such a fantastic painting, who else could have made it?" And I wonder if the "experts" are just using the same emotional assessment as I am, at the end of the day.

My teachers skipped past the paintings and went straight for helicopter and grave digging. Strange that it was a sword wielding turtle that got me interested in learning more.

I have to agree with another childhood hero though:

"That belongs in a museum!"

Jerry Saltz points to the perspective being unlike his other work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhzpRYP48is

Great burn

What I don't understand is how it looks absolutely nothing like it did in the early 1900s. In the 1900s it looked like a poorer example of one of the many copies of this painting, reflected in the low amount it went for in many auctions.

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