Film Screening of The Lost Leonardo and Post-Film Conversation

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 4:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01 See map
320 York Street
New Haven
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The Lost Leonardo is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1,175 at a questionable New Orleans auction house  and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power.  As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?

Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary.

Immediately following the film, we shall host a moderated conversation with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the renowned art conservator of Old Master paintings whose skilled restoration work launched the extraordinary story of the Salvator Mundi.

More information about the story behind this remarkable painting is available here.