Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper Painting

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Analyzing Art Work by Different Artists from Different Periods Art is very important to people especially when it represents spirituality. It adds a strong connection between the artist and the viewers on something they both agree on. Art in the early Renaissance was mostly about spirituality, but as time passes by, artists paid less attention to spirituality, and they started adding other themes to art. I intend to show that The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. Da Vinci has depicted the horror in the 12 disciples’ faces when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him. The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens features a central panel that displays the difference …show more content…
Da Vinci was an artist, inverter, and he studies the human anatomy although the church prohibited it. He sacrifices his life to explore and study the human body. On of da Vinci most well-known arts is The Last Supper. It was painted from 1494 to 1499. It is one of the most studied, scrutinized paintings in history. Around 1495 the painting was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church. The Last Supper was painted during the High Renaissance. Thats why we don’t notice a brushstrokes, the painting was painted very smoothly, and the color transaction is well put together, that why we don’t see hard lines .The last supper was painted with tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic that’s why the art started flaking of, it was restored many times, and the last time was completed in 1999. The painting is a large rectangular shape, with a large table with a white cloth cut the painting to two sides, also it prevents the viewer from getting involved in the supper. Jesus sits in the middle and his disciples are sitting to his left and right in groups of three. Da Vinci also add three windows, in the back to pull our eyes to the

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