Jose John May 7, 2016 No Comments
LEONARDO DA VINCI’S “THE LAST SUPPER” Leonardo’s “Last Supper” is a priceless piece of art with much hidden meaning and obvious talents bestowed upon a wall. Under the study of Verrocchio as a painter and a sculp­tor, he was able to use his skills in creating a very detailed and a very naturalistic piece of work that would be remem­bered for hundreds of years. He was also able to create char­acters with amazing individuality. Not only was his portrayal of the characters magnificent, but the symbolism he used which emphasized the story being told in the “Last Supper”. Lodovico Sforza chose Leonardo to create “The Last Supper” in the refectory of the Dominican Church of S. Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The Abate of the S. Maria delle Grazie saw Leonardo work from morning until night on “The Last Supper” without eating. Although, there were times he would stop painting for days at a time; or, he would work on a spe­cific character for just a few moments and then leave to con­tinue working on it later. He worked on it from 1495 thru 1498 (Strauss, 27). Before Leonardo began painting the actual portrait, he put down a substance which was supposed to absorb the tempora and protect the...
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