Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Contemporary Artists Captivated by Leonardo Da Vinci

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FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA, THE LAST SUPPER, 1990
A masterpiece of High Renaissance achievement, Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, on the wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, presents a dramatic and psychologically complex moment of the earthly and divine. “One of you is about to betray me,” Christ says to the twelve disciples seated around him. Artists have sought inspiration from this piece so steeped in mystery, giving way to countless reproductions and renditions throughout art history, including the four contemporary renditions by Andy Warhol, Francis Newton Souza, MADSAKI and Zeng Fangzhi, explore below. [More