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Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to unveil ‘Salvator Mundi’, the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci on September 18. Many art lovers were eagerly waiting for the unveiling of the artworks of Leonardo da Vinci, one of history’s greatest artist and Italian renaissance master. Salvator Mundi is the one among his 20 surviving paintings that enter in to the collection of cultural institution. The painting will be loned to Musée du Louvre in Paris after the unveiling in Abu Dhabi and will form the part of exhibition of Davinci’s works that runs in Paris from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020. After the exhibition, the painting will be returned and will be again displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. In an Auction held in November at Christie’s in New York, the painting was sold for a record price of $450 million. The Abu Dhabi’s mission to promote the message of acceptance and openness along with the inclusive nature of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s narrative are emphasised in ‘Salvator Mundi’ said, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
Salvator Mundi is an oil painting, rendered with beautiful scientific prediction and that depicts the half-length figure of Christ as a saviour of the world and was painted in around 1500. The representation of orb in the painting reveals the Davinci’s knowledge of optics.