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A no show for Jesus’ Portrait as Leonardo Exhibition kicks off at Uganda Museum

Salvator Mundi a depiction of Jesus Christ. Courtesy Photo

The highly anticipated art exhibition dubbed Leonardo Opera Omnia was last night opened at the Uganda Museum in Kampala as Uganda set a record by becoming the first sub-Saharan country to host an exhibition of the legendary Italian Artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

However, Leonardo’s most valued painting Salvator Mundi a depiction of Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb a picture that is highly popular in most Catholic homes and churches isn’t exhibited in the museum.

The biggest question of who has the painting continues to hover since that was the same observation in France at the Louvre’s Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Paris and at the National Museum in England.

The Last supper displayed in the Uganda Museum Photo by Andrew Kaggwa

In the Uganda Museum, the most expensive painting in the world valued at $450.3 Million is a no show but other paintings that include Mona Lisa , the magnificent Last Supper, Portrait of a musician, The Annunciation among others are at a glance inside the Uganda Museum.

The exhibition that kicked off today and will end on 5th, January 2020 was officially opened yesterday by the Vice President of Uganda Edward Ssekandi in an invite only showcase that attracted a couple of diplomats and government officials.

Leonardo Opera Omnia is an innovative and ambitious project, born from a collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and RAI (the Italian Public Television), to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death.

 

 

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