Last Supper Archive

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The Last Supper is a big (181 x 346 inches) fresco painting (a type of Mural painting) on the wall of Church Santa Maria Della Grazie, Milan. It was finished in 1498 by Leonardo da Vinci is still there after going through a world war attack (which destroyed the surrounding walls of the building) and after many restorations. The represented painting the one after the latest restoration in 1991. Though, being around 500 years old, the cracks on the walls are clearly visible which got more opened up by the WWII bombings. It is easily the most known mural of the world. It depicts “The Last Supper” took by Jesus and his twelve apostles. The final moment when Jesus revealed that one of his apostles […]

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Medieval artist Otto van Veen has depicted a much-celebrated incident from the history of Christians which is one of the holiest and most important anecdotes of the religion. In terms of depiction, it is no less spectacular than the very much famous The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Though, both paintings have different surroundings and orientations towards the true incident. Using the much popular medium of oil on canvas, Otto van has illustrated his imagination about the last supper. He has used more thorough and clear approach depicting the elements and people than the secretly-implying approach of da Vinci. Jesus is sitting with an indicating pose that he is about to reveal the traitor in the room. To indicate the position of the traitor […]

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In The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, there are total of 13 apparent figures apparent – if we ignore the controversial and sometimes conjured up figures in the painting. Twelve of them are the 12 apostles of Jesus while the central figure is Jesus Christ himself. The 12 apostles are grouped into the team of 3. Thus, total of 4 groups of Apostles are there. In the second group made of Judas, Peter and John is where the most controversies circles around. It holds the two characters that had radical impacts on Jesus’s life. As everybody knows, Judas was the reason to make this supper of Jesus the last supper. Here is brief information on each of the characters: 1. Bartholomew  Born and died: […]

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