As one of the world's most prized cultural artefacts, the high-water mark of the High Renaissance period and perhaps the most instantly recognisable painting in the world, Da Vinci's Last Supper was constructed within the laws of central perspective, an innovation that highlighted the ingenuity of Renaissance thinkers. Constructed along a symmetrical plane, the primary figure of Jesus lies in the centre, isolated from the surrounding disciples and introducing the Eucharist as he draws attention to the bread and the wine laid out upon the table. Around him, his disciples appear to be gravitationally related to his being, even while they conduct their own conversations or interactions. The reproduction of their movements signals that they are moving into a position to listen to Jesus, yet they are caught between their various yearnings for their Christ.
The original of this monumental work, so deeply ingrained in cultural history, still sits as a fresco on the wall of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. Although recently restored, The Last Supper had even begun to flake during the artist's lifetime. This, however, is testament to the artist's experimental techniques. Da Vinci unsuccessfully attempted to paint the walls in layers, yet this failed experimentation was the product of a creative life that would produce many successful innovations. Even in its current age-worn state the fresco is a masterpiece of dramatic tension and pictorial reproduction. Da Vinci chose to portray a moment brimming with emotion, suspense, and personality – as each of the disciples enact a visible response to Jesus' revelations. Da Vinci called this the "motions of the mind." The passing sense of order imposed upon the scene is mirrored in the rigid arch that surrounds the fresco, bringing the viewer down to earth with a jolt.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Last Supper (2) 1498, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Last Supper (2) 1498 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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