Book online the ticket to visit Leonardo's Last Supper. The Last Supper was oil-painted on plaster, with a particular technique: a panel painting on dry walls never used before for frescoes. Apostles - detail of Leonardo's Last Supper. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8. Close on Mondays, on 1st January, 1st May, 25th December. Click on the following link to follow our tips about visits and guided tours dedicated to the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci : visit the Last Supper and the Cenacolo.
It is one of the Western world's most recognizable paintings. The work is assumed to have been started around —96 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza , Duke of Milan. The painting represents the scene of the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles, as it is told in the Gospel of John , Due to the methods used, a variety of environmental factors, and intentional damage, very little of the original painting remains today despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in
This artwork was painted between and under the government of Ludovico il Moro and represents the last "dinner" between Jesus and his disciples. In order to create this unique work, Leonardo carried out an exhaustive research creating an infinity of preparatory sketches. Leonardo abandons the traditional method of fresco painting, painting the scene "dry" on the wall of the refectory.
In , Leonardo da Vinci began what would become one of history's most influential works of art - The Last Supper The Last Supper is Leonardo's visual interpretation of an event chronicled in all four of the Gospels books in the Christian New Testament. The evening before Christ was betrayed by one of his disciples, he gathered them together to eat, tell them he knew what was coming and wash their feet a gesture symbolizing that all were equal under the eyes of the Lord. As they ate and drank together, Christ gave the disciples explicit instructions on how to eat and drink in the future, in remembrance of him. It was the first celebration of the Eucharist, a ritual still performed.