Art Analysis Of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper

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Register to read the introduction… The Last Supper shows the itelligence and artistic side of him. The painting is simple in style compared to the other painting of this era. Da Vinci’s mural painting, “The Last Supper,” was painted in Milan. (Art E. o.) The painting is now hung in the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The painting shows the dramatic movement and depiction of light and shade. The painting was painted on a dry wall rather then on wet plaster. Leonardo sealed the stone with a layer of pitch, gesso, and mastic. He then painted over it with tempera paint. (Art E. o.)As a result of painting with tempera paint, the painting needed to be restored. In 1977, Milan Commission of Artistic and Historical Heritage requested Pinin Brambilla Barcilon to restore the painting. (Art, 2004) He created the painting for his patron Duke Ludovivo Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d’Este. The painting represents the scene from The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus. Leonardo spent much of his life trying to create realistic paintings, in contrast to the previous styles of religious …show more content…
Da Vinci created an image in his mind about how he pictured The Lords Supper would be. For an example, he faced all the people to be facing the room. He did that instead of everyone sitting around the table, so we would be able to see everyones face. In the painting it appears as there is a woman. He did not make her an obvious woman; he just put in hints to make her appear as a woman. That woman could possibly be Mary at The Lords Supper. Also, he had Judas holding a bag of silver. In the actual bible story, Judas was not paid yet. It was not a factual item it was just a hint about who Judas was. In the painting there is a knife coming out of Judas’ back. Later in the story, Peter uses the knife to defend Jesus. (Bible) Leonardo was not making a painting of the actual story; he was just painting on how he felt it should …show more content…
In painting such as “The Last Supper,” a reintroduction of Greek and Roman art forms and styles were starting to be used. (Art E. o.) The artists used more self portraits or of other still life paintings due to there were more humanists during this era, and the realism of the face and figures. In the Northern Renaissance most artists started using oil paints. The oil paints produced richer color and lasted a longer period of time. (Art E. o.)Before the Renaissance, painters and sculptors had been considered skilled workers. After the Renaissance, they were rewarded with a new title. These artists were considered an interior

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