Art Analysis : Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

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The work of art that I selected was Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper. The painting is an illustration of Christ’s final meal with his apostles, and has been argued to bear resemblance to the traditional Passover meal. As noted in the book Art Past Art Present Christ reveals to his apostles that “One of you will betray”. The painting captures the facial reactions of the people when Christ says these words. Some of the notable reactions include Philip pointing to himself illustrating him asking the question is it I. As well as Christ and Judas both reaching towards a plate that lies between them. This is significant because as noted in the essay The Last Supper Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker noted Christ had said “He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me” (Matthew 26). I choose this painting because of all the detail that is clearly illustrated on each of the people’s faces. In addition, I was aware that Leonardo da Vinci was not the first artist to paint the Last Supper so I was interested in how it differs.
Elements of Art
The elements of art that I will be analyzing that have been portrayed in the painting Last Supper are line, shape, color, and space. Beginning with the use of lines, and shapes the dining room itself is in the shape of a rectangle. In the background, you can also see that there are two rectangular windows, and then the rectangular door in the middle which shows the outdoor scenery. Even the table is shaped
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