Friday, July 15, 2011

Salvatore Mundi...



read the details about this newly discovered Da Vinci painting.

10 comments:

jdonliturgy said...

Interesting how much in common with the Mona Lisa this "portrait" of Christ has. He has that same "enigmatic" almost-smile. He is definitely not the stern Judge of the World, but a loving one. This image could grow on me!

Anonymous said...

Christ is both all just and all merciful as this painting shows.
Great work!
Dan

The Crescat said...

Actually, I don't like it. His expression seems too aloof.

Paul Stilwell said...

Leaves me cold.

The Crescat said...

me too, Paul.

Jacque said...

I think it's the eyes.. they're almost not there. Kinda creepy.

Anonymous said...

One of the things that you might not like about the eyes of Christ is I beleive, one of the things that makes this work great.

We all know that Christ is both God and Man.
It is obvious from Christs shape and features, in this painting, that he is true Man.
It is obvious, to me at least, that He is true God from the eyes.

In His divine Being, Christ is, aside from us being made in His image and likeness [free will and intellect], is nothing like us as He is our creator and perfectly sinless, ominipotent, omnipresent, omniscient etc...
The eyes somehow reflect how He is so different and really distant from us.
Its awesome and beutiful.
Thank you Kat!

Dan

Kim said...

What's bothersome about the eyes is that they're darn near crossed.. can't imagine that was intentional.

Lydia McGrew said...

Agree with the consensus about the eyes. Don't like them. Jesus looks stoned.

But, another thing: Does it make me a Philistine not to want Jesus to have corkscrew curls? Didn't the artist know how unnatural that looks? It's not _only_ that it seems effeminate (though there is that) but that that kind of curl doesn't usually grow naturally all over someone's head. You'd have to do it with curlers.

Anonymous said...

Christs eyes in the painting are fine and straight.
It is only this computer copy of the painting that has odd looking eyes.
Click on the link to His history and you will see it normaly.

Dan