When a Masterpiece Looks Back
Saturday November 11, 2017

When a Masterpiece Looks Back

After witnessing centuries of life in the courts of kings, what would Leonardo's Salvator Mundi now make of our digital world? Take a minute to enjoy this new spot for auction house Christie’s which promotes the upcoming sale of a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting by not showing it at all.

You too can discover why this painting has made such an impression on those who have studied it. Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi is on view to the public at Christie’s in New York on Saturday 11 November (10am-5pm); Sunday 12 November (1pm-5pm); Monday 13 November (10am-5pm), Tuesday 14 November (10am-5pm); and Wednesday 15 November (10 am-12pm). It will then be offered at auction in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 November.

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Mix and match pieces of the world’s greatest artworks—from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Gilbert Stuart’s George Washington—to create new portraits. Flip Flora’s pretty hairstyle on the head of a Kabuki actor. Top Frida Kahlo with the straw hat of Vincent van Gogh.

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Founded in 1824, the National Gallery houses a rich and comprehensive range of European painting from the Middle Ages to the 1920s. Among the works represented in this colorful and compact survey of the Gallery's collection are masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne, as well as some lesser-known delights.

Located on Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London, the original Wilkins Building has recently been extended by the handsome new Sainsbury Wing, which contains some of the world's greatest paintings.

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