The Last Supper Essay

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The Last Supper | February 8
2010
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The Last Supper

After the Black Death swept through Europe, killing off a third of its population by the end of the fourteenth century, people were ready for a change. Very slowly new ideas and beliefs concerning the purpose of life began to spread from Florence Italy. During the Renaissance, there was an explosion of new ideas, philosophies, and art work of the new era. These new ideas had a new effect on these artwork, literature, and
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(Grendler, 2006)A very important humanist from the Renaissance is Leonardo Da Vinci.
Leonardo Da Vinci was the son of a 25 year old notary named Ser Piero and a peasant girl named Caterina. He was born just outside of Florence France in 1452. As Da Vinci grew up he became an apprentice for the famous Andrea Del Verrochio. After abandoning the first apprenticship in Florence, he learned many new forms of painting and sculpting by the Duke of Milan. Leonoardo Da Vinci is best known for his beautiful paintings including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He was not only an Italian painter, but he also was a sculptor, inventor, architect, and mathematician among other things. DaVinci also designed the calculator and the helicopter.
The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1495. The Last Supper shows the itelligence and artistic side of him. The painting is simple in style compared to the other painting of this era. Da Vinci’s mural painting, “The Last Supper,” was painted in Milan. (Art E. o.) The painting is now hung in the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The painting shows the dramatic movement and depiction of light and shade. The painting was painted on a dry wall rather then on wet plaster. Leonardo sealed the stone with a layer of pitch, gesso, and mastic. He then painted over it with tempera paint. (Art E. o.)As a result of painting with tempera

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