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Old 12-28-2017, 05:28 AM
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why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

Why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:48 AM
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

Because that's the way old Leonardo painted them? Look at the eyes on the one painted by Andrea Previtali
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

because it is not a da vinci. On so many levels, not just the eyes.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:58 AM
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

Hehehe yeah, might have been that. Or the eyes didn't line up on the model. That happened to me quite often when I was doing street portraits. People's eyes didn't line up or their faces were weirdly distorted, I'd get it accurate and they loved it. Thought it was flattering the more wrinkles and facial flaws I put in, but that's the likeness. Also wrinkling is naturally simplified in pastel and people look their best in good lighting while having a good time, rather than their memory of how they look under garish bathroom lighting when they're puffy, sallow with bed wrinkles on cheeks, bags under eyes and bedhead. No matter how accurate I got, people took them as flattering.

So I don't doubt eccentricity like eyes lining up. In a historical painting I honestly suspect "the model" because they were all very concerned about getting the likeness.

From what I read on one of the articles, Salvador Mundi was a cartoon Leonardo did and a lot of his students painted versions of it. Which makes sense that it was a lesson among other things. Whether he painted the really pricy one or not, eh, not my problem.
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

Maybe he had a mediaeval facelift and the technique wasn't quite perfected at the time.
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

If someone did an accurate portrait of me, I would be on Google self-diagnosing my issues for a week.
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

amazing variety of comments here
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

He wanted to link his painting of Christ to the Biblical 'Book of Isaiah'
(get it...? eyes higher...?)
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

lol
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Re: why don't the eyes line up on the Salvator Mundi?

Your right! I don't know the answer to your questions though!
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