Magnus Enckell’s body of work is strikingly difficult to categorize. Ranging from the sparse to the utterly fantastical, Enckell’s oeuvre does not fall neatly within one aesthetic movement, but instead, offers themes, revisited in new styles. Among his creations, which are now on view in the Magnus Enckell retrospective at Ateneum, one finds a sepia-toned self-portrait; death marching

In 1500, Louis XII of France commissioned Leonardo Da Vinci to paint what, today is known as, Salvator Mundi, or ‘Savior of the World’. However, the painting has been through a long journey to reach its present state, a painting worth 450 million dollars, and will in the future reside at Abu Dhabi Louvre. The painting portrays Jesus holding an orb in his left hand and giving a Benediction with his right hand, both are painted with stunning detail, we also see these luscious curly locks of his hair leading to his face, which gazes at the viewer in a solemn yet mysterious gaze. Jesus is also portrayed as wearing a stunningly detailed gown with wonderful drapery.


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