The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci
Kipling de Freitas

The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci

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Stretched (Framed ¾”) Canvas Giclée Prints
12 x 24 inches: $80.00
16 x 24 inches: $90.00
20 x 30 inches: $115.00

24 x 36 inches: $150.00
36 x 48 inches $235.00

Non-Stretched 2” (No Frame) Canvas Giclée Print
44 x 66 inches $250.00

The original work measures approximately 181 x 346 inches. The above sizes are selected to maintain the proportions of that original but other sizes, stretched and non-stretched, are available on request. FREE SHIPPING IN U.S

"Leonardo imagined, and has succeeded in expressing, the desire that has entered the minds of the apostles to know who is betraying their Master. So in the face of each one may be seen love, fear, indignation, or grief at not being able to understand the meaning of Christ; and this excites no less astonishment than the obstinate hatred and treachery to be seen in Judas."  (Georgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists, 1568; translated by George Bull)

refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan; tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic; 181 x 346 inches; mural;

'For this work, Leonardo sought a greater detail and luminosity than could be achieved with traditional fresco. He painted The Last Supper on a dry wall rather than on wet plaster, so it is not a true fresco. Because a fresco cannot be modified as the artist works, Leonardo instead chose to seal the stone wall with a double layer of dried plaster. Then, borrowing from panel painting, he added an undercoat of while lead to enhance the brightness of the oil and tempera that was applied on top. This was a method that had been described previously, by Cennino Cennini in the 14th century. However, Cennini had recommended the use of secco for the final touches alone. These techniques were important for Leonardo's desire to work slowly on the painting, giving him sufficient time to develop the gradual shading or chiaroscuro that was essential in his style.'