The Last Supper Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… In the refectory of the Dominican convent of Sta Maria Delle Grazie is Leonardo’s painting of the Last Supper. Leonardo used oil and tempera on the wall of plaster. This short cut in color technique was a failure. The work was soon ruined do to moisture soaking into it (Gillet, n.d.). There are many artists who painted the Last Supperl. Leonardo chose the moment that Christ announces that there is a traitor among them for his painting. Leonardo divides the apostles into two groups of three on both sides of Christ. This leaves Christ as the focal point in the picture. He expresses several different convictions seen in the faces of the apostles such as; sorrow, indignation, and denial. The ceiling is in his usual perspective style, it appears to go far beyond the wall it is painted on (Kleiner, …show more content…
“Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is probably the world’s most famous portrait” (Kleiner, 2010 p.461 par.1). The subject of this painting may have been wife of Francesco del Giocondo (Hilton, n.d.), a wealthy man from Florence, Itily. Her name was Lisa and Mona means ‘Lady’ (Mona Lisa, 2002). Her smile is rather pleasant with a misty haze in the background. 7. Madonna of the Rocks a. Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks was painted in Milan, Italy, with oil on wood. There were three panels, the two side panels were of angels one in green and one in red. These were to be painted by the de Predis brothers, overseen by da Vinci. The center piece was to be painted by Leonardo alone (National gallery, n.d.). This story tells the story of the infant Jesus and John the Baptist meeting. John is praying to Jesus and Jesus is returning a blessing. Leonardo uses light and shadow to convey passion. 8. Conclusion a. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo are two artists from the renaissance era. Michelangelo's paintings are full of color, showing movement, and drama, while Leonardo's are submissive and meld together. Michelangelo's lines and shapes are more pronounced, while Leonardo images blend into the background with no real distinct shapes and lines, both have paintings telling stories from the

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