Created during the period 1495-98, Leonardo da Vinci’s mural painting, well known as The Last Supper, is a masterpiece of the Italian High Renaissance. It occupies the northern wall of the dining hall at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and illustrates the supper of Jesus Christ where, flanked by his twelve apostles, he declares that one of them will betray him. The picture depicts the reaction of each disciple to the news. Although on the surface it looks like a straightforward piece of Biblical art, it is in fact an exceptionally complex work, whose mathematical symbolism, psychological complexity, use of perspective and dramatic focus, make it the first real example of High Renaissance aesthetics.



Where: Milan