In the cultural life, there are few events that are more noteworthy than the discovery of a major work of art or, barring that, its rediscovery after a restoration.
The Louvre Museum, in addition to the reopening of French Painting galleries where you can walk freely among 17th-century classics, has just brought a new light to the “Saint John the Baptist” by Leonardo da Vinci. Placed in the “Grande Galerie”, near others of the painter’s masterpieces, John the Baptist smiles at us.
The elimination of superficial coatings of varnish has allowed the painting to regain the entirety of its mystery so distinctive of the paintings made by the Italian Renaissance Master. The eye seems guided by the light that is irradiating majestically the face, pointing toward the raised finger and continuing in the sahdows of a half-light where you perceive the figure of the Cross.
We can only extend you a warm invitation to go see and rediscover this masterpiece. Do not hesitate to also put some of your impressions in writing and come share them with us.