Leonardo and the Last Supper

Leonardo and the Last Supper

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Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art--The Last Supper. After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low point personally and professionally: at 43, in an era when he had almost reached the average life expectancy, he had failed, despite a number of prestigious commissions, to complete anything that truly fulfilled his astonishing… (more)

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King tells us everything that any non-specialist would ever want to know about The Last Supper and the events surrounding its creation. The iconography is exhaustively scrutinized, possible models for Jesus and the Twelve are discussed, the specific meanings of the dining hall in theology and monastic lore are explored, and much else.

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Publisher: Walker Books (October 30, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 7.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2012 winner


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