Oct 22, 2013

20th Cot 2013: Art Documentary -Learnardo Da Vicic'c LAST SUPPER

Docuumentary on Art
Private life of a masterpiece
Leonardo da Vinci‘s Last Supper

   Duration 50 minutes

26th Oct 2013; 5.45pm

Contemplate Art Galley

2nd Floor, Rajshree Ford Bldg.

Opp P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College, Peelamaedu, Coimbatore


Leonardo da Vinci‘s Last Supper

Perhaps the most lionised, analysed, parodied of all Christ-centred artworks with almost as much controversy about how it has been restored as in how it was created, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci depicts the dramatic moment when Christ tells his disciples that one of them will betray him.
 In The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci we see how preparatory drawings and Leonardo’s own notes reveal that he used live models for the figures of the disciples. We even know he used two different models for Christ.The stories behind iconic pieces of art. The Last Supper revolutionized Western art and its power reverberates to this day in the courts, bookshops and cinemas. How Leonardo da Vinci broke with traditions in creating his supremely dynamic masterpiece is recounted.

Leonardo da Vinci
(1452 -1519)

Da Vinci was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal There has never been an artist who was more fittingly, and without qualification, described as a genius. Like Shakespeare, Leonardo came from an insignificant background and rose to universal acclaim. His Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (1503-06) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 near the Tuscan town of Vinci, the illegitimate son of a local lawyer. He was apprenticed to the sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence and in 1478 became an independent master. In about 1483, he moved to Milan to work for the ruling Sforza family as an engineer, sculptor, painter and architect. From 1495 to 1497 he produced a mural of 'The Last Supper' in the refectory of the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.Da Vinci was in Milan until the city was invaded by the French in 1499 and the Sforza family forced to flee. He may have visited Venice before returning to Florence. During his time in Florence, he painted several portraits, but the only one that survives is the famous 'Mona Lisa' (1503-1506).

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