“Salvatore Mundi” My Thoughts on the Savior of the World Painting

I have always been in awe of Leonardo…….this man so ahead of his time… this man who roamed the marketplace buying birds and freeing them from their cages…….

Now, this painting makes me in awe of him even more…….perhaps he is the caged bird….setting his thoughts free on this walnut canvas.   The Savior holds a crystal ball, something ancient, but depiction so ahead of its time in Leonardo’s portrayal.   Ancient, yet ahead of his time…….like Leonardo, himself.   Is he reconciling religion, spirituality, mysticism, and superstitions (the crossing of the fingers).  Is he mocking convention, is he offering the protection of crossed fingers against the “evils” of the dark……..

I prefer the first……..I think him so free in his thinking, how could the restrictions of the Church keep his brilliant mind from delving into other mystical subjects…….The world is full of so many colors……Leonardo would have seen them all.

I love the painting.   Jesus has such mesmerizing eyes……..they seek to pull you in or draw you out into search of things out of the comfort zone of his time.   I see so much in that crystal ball……..not of the future, but of Leonardo’s past…………..salvatore mundi


I hope whoever purchased it treasures it………..


About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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