Author: Ross King
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-08-30
For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.
Author: Michael Ladwein
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
Release Date: 2006
Numerous great works have been created within the realm of Christian art, but none has received as much acclaim as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Art lovers venerate it for its composition and noble aesthetics, while for Christians it epitomises the intimate relationship between Christ and his disciples. In recent years it has also become the focus of intrigue, controversy and speculation, following the publication of some bestselling fictional narratives and questionable historical studies. Given the recent restoration that has exposed remnants of the original paint-work and removed falsifications created by over-painting, we are now able to contemplate Da Vinci's masterpiece in its original form for the first time since its creation over 500 years ago. In this lavishly-illustrated, full-colour book - which reproduces many details of the restored work - Michael Ladwein turns his attention to newly-revealed aspects that allow for fresh interpretations."
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Art - Painting, grade: 2,0, University of Regensburg, course: Proseminar Literaturwissenschaften, language: English, abstract: Besides biographical information, this term paper will give insight on the different and important steps Leonardo had undergone during his career, for example his apprenticeship in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio and his first ink perpetuation. The main part of this thesis examines the fresco of Leonardo Da Vinci itself, giving short insight on the evolutionary history. Also discussed in the main part is the design of The Last Supper with special regard to the scenery of the foreground, middle ground and background. Furthermore, the main part will provide a detailed description of the fresco regarding its arrangement, spatial scope, color ranges as well as the apostles depicted in the Last Supper. The last part will scrutinize how the setting and the gestures of each apostle as well as Jesus could be interpreted with regard to the biblical background and the implementation of Goethes' point of view after seeing this piece of art as he traveled from Rome back to Germany.
Author: Peter Greenaway
Release Date: 2008-01
"The book published by Charta on Peter Greenaway's Last Supper shows the most famous painting in the world as probably only Leonardo and his helpers saw it with the help of torches, the only means of lighting at the time." "The photography from which the printing devices were created for this publication is in a resolution that has never been obtained before, and it is the largest reproduction of the fresco to date. All this makes our book unique, and each and every page reveals details that only restorers have had the possibility of discovering, strokes of genius and nuances that no one except them and Leonardo have seen. This is the only book of its kind that allows readers to get so close to the fresco they can almost . . . touch it. All thanks to the genius of Peter Greenaway."--BOOK JACKET.
An international expert on Renaissance frescoes focuses on Leonardo's famous painting, The Last Supper, and wipes the grime off centuries of scholarship to expose the techniques he used to preserve the painting and prevent the subsequent degradation of the work.