Who Painted "The Last Supper"?


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Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper" on the wall of the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. Though other artists, including Domenico Ghirlandaio, Tiepolo and Fra Angelico, have painted the same event, Leonardo's version is the most famous.

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Leonardo da Vinci painted his version of "The Last Supper" in the last decade of the fifteenth century. Leonard used an experimental technique to paint "The Last Supper." Instead of painting on wet plaster, as was traditional when painting on walls, Leonardo painted on the dry wall. Unfortunately, this created a less durable painting, and even during Leonardo's own lifetime the painting had begun to flake due to the effects of the environment.

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