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The Last Supper, Da Vinci's immortal masterpiece

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In a short article, I talked to you about the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci's wonderful Mona Lisa painting. Today I want to talk a little about his other unique work called The Last Supper.

Today, the closest image to the story of Jesus Christ's Last Supper with his apostles can be found at the end of a corridor in an Italian church. Yes, the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts the apostles' faces as they hear Christ say that one of them has betrayed him. A work that, according to many, is the narrator of this story in appearance, but inside it has many mysteries.

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This was not the first time that Jesus Christ's farewell to his apostles, or the Lord's Supper, had been depicted, and had been painted by other artists before, but it seems that Da Vinci's incarnation of the Last Supper was the most immortal image of this religious narrative.

This is the first time he has tried to create real scenes and figures instead of symbolically depicting this religious narrative. The characters in this work are not symbolic, but are believable in the form of ordinary human beings. The presence of these surprised and some angry faces next to the calm face of Christ heralds a tragic tragedy. And in the meantime, Judas, with a face that is painted darker and quieter than the others, seems to know that he will soon cause a catastrophe.

Da Vinci chose a scene to portray this religious narrative, in which Jesus Christ says that one of you will surely betray me. And in this work of art, Leonardo has tried to depict the intensity of the reaction that the faces of this image show.

In all the earlier artworks, in order to separate Judas from the others, he was either placed alone or at the end of a table, or a halo of light was placed around everyone except Judas. Whereas Leonardo draws Judas with his face in the shadows. And cleverly portrays the betrayal of Judas. The Bible says in the language of Christ that whoever takes his hand with me in the dish will betray me. And Leonardo, to portray the betrayal of Judas, depicts him unconscious that his hand goes to the piece of bread, at the same time the hand of Christ goes to that piece of bread. He also has a small bag in his other hand, which may represent the silver given to him in exchange for betraying Christ. He also caused the salt shaker to fall, which is perhaps can be a sign of his thankless and ungrateful.

The angles and lighting in this painting are drawn in such a way that it draws attention to Christ, and Da Vinci's masterpiece perspective draws all attention to the face of Christ, his left arm, and the bread.

Da Vinci was inspired by the faces of the people of Milan to draw the figures in the painting. And to draw Judas' face, he angrily used the church official, who had accused him of being lazy.

How Da Vinci portrays each of the apostles has its own story, but if I want to talk about them, it's a long discussion, and I just tried to talk about Da Vinci's creative genius in portraying Judas in this painting.

Unfortunately, the Last Supper artwork has been damaged over the years because it was painted on the wall. Although Leonardo tried to keep the work lasting with the right infrastructure, over time many issues caused a great deal of damage to the work. And over the years, many efforts have been made to restore it.

The powerful characterization of each of the apostles and their sudden reaction made the last supper of Da Vinci strong and emotional. What is depicted in this painting shows that Da Vinci has thought and imagined each of the characters in silence for a long time and then portrayed them.

And all these features have made Da Vinci's Last Supper painting a unique and enduring masterpiece of all time.

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Me too im too worried with here. Hope she's okay along with her family. The last supper is very well known then I planned to do a crostitch with that but not available here in my place. Need to go to the City.

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7 months ago

Wow, its embroidery must be very nice and interesting, I hope you can make it, dear Jean... ☺️

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Yuhh its one of my hobbies when I'm not yet here at online earnings. I just learned it in our school. If I can buy the materials I can make it but it's a lots of colors in that pattern.

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7 months ago

The embroidery feels very good, be sure to keep doing this, my dear. Doing artwork is full of positive energy. You are right, the map of this painting is hard and full of various colors. Good luck my Jean 😍

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7 months ago

Yes it's feels good if I'm doing that kind of embroidery and that's my sideline also. All my works bring it to U.S. coz her daughter is living there.

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7 months ago

I am really worried too about her . I am seriously afraid she has been supporting me since I Started blogging I pray for her safety 😭😭😭💥🙏🙏

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7 months ago

Exactly my friend, she is a kind and supportive friend. I hope her country achieves peace soon. We are all worried about her.

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7 months ago

Amen

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7 months ago

Wow.. that's a very familiar portrait. Never knew that it was also one of da Vinci's works.. I have seen it in many movies in scenes that has to do with the Vatican. Good job dear. 🤗

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7 months ago

Exactly, dear Bilqees, this artwork is very famous, it has been admired in all ages. Because it was different from all the paintings that were religious. And it was full of meaning.

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7 months ago

Finally know the story of the Da Vinci's Painting. Thank you for this my dear, I honestly love his artwork, his totally a great painter.

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7 months ago

Exactly dear Garreth, his art, genius and creativity in his works are admirable. All his works are full of meaning and depth.

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7 months ago

Totally based on the story, Vinci made a masterpiece. People still amaze and respect it.

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7 months ago

Exactly dear Lucifer, this artwork is really admirable.

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