The Last Supper – Leonardo Da Vinci

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It is the artistic masterpiece that makes Milan famous worldwide.

Painted between 1495 and 1498 by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, this masterpiece features a great number of innovations.

First of all it’s not a wet plaster fresco but a painting on a dry wall. All the newly-acquired knowledge about the painting of emotions and phsiognomy are featured in this masterpiece. We will see spatial innovations, such as aerial perspective, coloring innovations such as the chiaroscuro.

The Last Supper has endured as a unique work of art during the centuries, with many complex and surprising meanings.

The tour concludes with a visit to the adjacent church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a cloister and tribune designed by Bramante.

An additional tour of the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, masterpiece of sixteenth century art and known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, may also be arranged.

Reservations for the Last Supper must be made well in advance.