The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

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When one refers to the name Leonardo da Vinci, “The Last Supper” is considered as one of his finest works.

The painting was commissioned by Sforza to be the centre piece of the mausoleum at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy and measures some 15 feet x 29 feet in size.

The disciples sit either side of Jesus as depicted in the picture, all displaying facial emotions, which relate to him telling them he would be betrayed by one of them.

Looking at the picture we see Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus and Andrew form a group of three, with a surprised look upon their faces, and seated on the far left. Next we have Judas Iscariot, Peter and John form the next group of three; Judas partly covers his face, Peter shows anger and John looks ready to confront the perpetrator.

Jesus sits in the middle…

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