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Leonardo's Last Supper Museum

Local name: Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano

The Last Supper is a wall painting made by Leonardo da Vinci. It is located in the refectory of the Dominican monastery at the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The fresco commissioned by the Duke of Milan was created for 3 years. Despite numerous renovations, the painting is still in poor condition, because the artist using his work used an unusual, but extremely unstable technique.

In his picture inspired by the Gospel of St. John da Vinci presented the moment when Jesus announces to the apostles that one of them would betray Him. The fresco's naturalism, the illusion of reality emanating from it, and the depth of the room in which Jesus eats the feast with his disciples, as well as the symmetry and proportions maintained, make the fresco enjoy unflagging popularity. This is not altered by the fact that many details, e.g. the vestments of the apostles, which were originally reflected in glass, as well as in tin vessels, can no longer be seen.

In 1652, a door was carved in the wall on which the fresco was made, which was to connect the monastery kitchen with the refectory (dining room). Thus, the painting irretrievably lost its central part, on which were the feet of Christ and a fragment of the table. Shortly thereafter, the passage was walled up again.


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    Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie 220123 Milan , Italy