30 December, 2007

The Last Supper by da Vinci Postcard

The postcard is that of the The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena), a 15th century mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d'Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as narrated in the Gospel of John 13:21, when Jesus announces that one of his Twelve apostles would betray him.

The Last Supper Postcard

Leonardo began work on The Last Supper in 1495 and completed it in 1498—however, he did not work on the piece continuously throughout this period. The painting can be found in the back halls of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.

Additional Information:
tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic
460 × 880 cm, 181 × 346 in

SOURCE:
The Last Supper Wikipedia Entry

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