The Last Supper By Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance Man

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Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, mathematician, inventor, and writer. “Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of a ‘Renaissance man’” (Leonardo Da Vinci Biography). When he was about fourteen years old, as was custom during the time to work under the apprenticeship of a master, da Vinci studied under Andrea del Verrocchio. While in his apprenticeship he learned, “metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting, and sculpting” (Leonardo Da Vinci Biography). One of his first independently commissioned pieces was “Adoration of the Magi”. In 1495, da Vinci was commissioned by Ludovico to paint “The Last Supper” in a dining hall in a monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Leonardo Da Vinci Biography). Throughout his life, da …show more content…
The food and objects on the table also give the piece some rhythm due them being placed evenly along the table. Every element in the composition seems to complement each other but particularly the shading of the background and the symmetrical shape of the room. Leonardo established unity throughout this masterpiece by finding a balance between contrast and similarity in every element.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a great artist of his time and is still considered to be the best in some views. He authored writings and drawings on science better than on as a popular cultural hero in most critics’ eyes. Many people believe it is hard to find flaws in his work because of the fact he had such knowledge and understanding in his work (Farago). People like art historian Helen Gardener say “his mind and personality seem to us as superhuman, while the man himself is mysterious and remote” (Leonardo da Vinci). Many thought of him as the “Renaissance Man” or the “Universal Genius” because of his works and understanding for art (Leonardo da Vinci). His imagination was like no other and his knowledge of science was

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