The Untold Secret About The Last Supper Painting Which Will Make You Look Twice.

  • 10:57 am May 19, 2018
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In the whole history especially in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, people were stopped expressing their feelings or opinion publicly. Talking about the Last Supper, it was the final meal in the Gospel accounts. Many of the popular artists used to show their hidden talent and give us a message through their artworks. The Last Supper is celebrated amongst the Christians on Thursday. This was the actual time that artist’s used to have fun and leave their personal marks on the canvas.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci’s is one of the most discussed works of art because it is filled with secret codes and meanings. It is provided the scriptural basis for the Lord’s Supper, which is also known as “Holy Communion” or “The Lord’s Supper”.

Year Of Hard Work

Leonardo took many years to complete 'The Last Supper' painting. For making this beautiful art piece the figure of Jesus was chosen first.

Hundered of men were examined in an attempt to find the personality to express the innocence and beauty of Jesus.

After a few weeks of searching, a 19-year-old man was selected as a model for Christ. For six month Da Vinci worked carefully to portray the character.

Technique Used

The Last Supper was painted on a drywall rather than on a wet plaster. It is not true fresco because the artist has chosen to seal the stone wall with a double layer of dry plaster.

He also added an undercoat of white lead to enhance the brightness of the oil to apply on top.

Last Meal

A mural painting is applied directly to a wall, ceiling or another permanent surface. This painting was drawn by Leonardo in 1495-1498 in the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie that shows the scene of Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples.

During that last meal, Jesus predicts his betrayal by one of the Apostles present that before the next morning.

Watch and listen to this story of how Da Vinci created “The Last Supper”