Leonardo’s Last Supper

Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, 20123 Milano MI, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Milano

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Leonardo’s Last Supper is located in its original place, on the wall of the dining room of the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, exactly in the refectory of the convent and is one of the most celebrated and well known artworks in the world.
It is a huge painting of 4.60 meters high and 8.80 meters wide was made with tempera and oil on a gypsum preparation instead of the technique commonly used in the fresco period.
Several measures have now been implemented to protect the paint from deterioration. To ensure that the fresco is maintained at room temperature, since the last restoration, visitor’s’ entry has been restricted to a group of 25 people every 15 minutes.Did you know that the great fame of this masterpiece has awaken the interest of many historians and novelists who seek to solve the supposed mysteries and enigmas that surround this painting. For example many novelists affirm that the figure to the right of Jesus is not the apostle John, but a female figurre

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