Where Can You See the Painting "The Last Supper" in Person?


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Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper" hangs on a wall in the dining hall of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. With dimensions of 15 feet by 29 feet, it takes up a whole wall.

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It took da Vinci almost 18 years to paint this scene depicting Christ and His disciples at supper the night before He was crucified, marking the first celebration of the Eucharist. One unique aspect of this painting is its one-point perspective, in which all parts of the piece direct the viewer's attention to Christ, the center of the painting.Though da Vinci painted Jesus with feet, the feet were taken out of the painting when someone put a door into the refectory at that spot in the wall holding the artwork.

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