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‘Last Supper, the masterpiece in which Leonardo Da Vinci expresses all his genius. It was included among the Unesco Sites in 1980, together with the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the adjacent convent.
Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci History
The Cenacolo Vinciano is one of the greatest masterpieces preserved in Italy. Painted between 1495 and 1498 with tempera on plaster, on a wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie where the friars gathered to have their daily meals. The painting was born to recall that the life of the religious community should have been an extension of that of Christ and of the apostles.
Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, at that time Duke of Milan, with the intent of embellishing the place and the city in which he had arranged to be buried. The skillful trait of the painter deceives the eye of the beholder, giving the illusion that the room is deep and spacious. The technique used allowed the author to touch up the Last Supper even at later times and to achieve perfection.
Unfortunately, it was the method of painting chosen to condemn his creation to a progressive deterioration: there was, in fact, the need to intervene with numerous restorations over the centuries. The last lasted even twenty years, until 1999, the year in which the work finally regained its original splendor.
Tickets The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci
Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the museum and access to Temporary exhibitions
Closed: 01/01; 01/05; 25/12;
The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci Tour Guided
Learn the answers to these questions and more as your expert, English-speaking Musement guide reveals the mysteries of the picture Italians call the Cenacolo.
- Guided visit of the famous painting with an expert guide
- Save your precious time with this skip-the-line tour
- Admire Leonardo’s masterpiece: The Last Supper
- Visit with monolingual guide
Tours run Tuesday-Sunday 8.15am-6.45pm
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