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Leonardo and the Last Supper

Автор: Ross King
Год: 2012
Издание: Bloomsbury
Страниц: 360
ISBN: 9781408832103
Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art - "The Last Supper". After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low point personally and professionally: at forty-three, in an era when he had almost reached the average life expectancy, he had failed, despite a number of prestigious commissions, to complete anything that truly fulfilled his astonishing promise. His latest failure was a giant bronze horse to honor Sforza's father: His 75 tons of bronze had been expropriated to be turned into cannons to help repel a French invasion of Italy. The commission to paint The Last Supper in the refectory of a Dominican convent was a small compensation, and his odds of completing it were not promising: Not only had he never worked on a painting of such a large size-15' high x 30' wide-but he had no experience in the extremely difficult medium of fresco. In his...
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