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Leonardo da Vincis - The Last Supper The Last Supper is a unique painting One of the reasons it is so different is that the canvas it is painted on is much wider than it is tall By looking at the painting you can see that da Vinci is painting a gathering of people with the one in the middle of the table receiving most of the attention The painting is most likely done on a canvas with simple oil paints One feature a viewer might notice is Leonardos use of rectangles Whether this is intentional or serves any purpose is unclear but other than the humans in the scene everything is a rectangular shape The work is organized with all of the focus of the viewer falling on the meal or even more specifically on the man in the middle da Vinci draws us to this man because he has placed three windows as a source of light in the background The windows are directly behind him drawing our attention to the contrast between the two The viewer may also notice that all of the characters around the focal point lean slightly in one direction or another while the character we are intended to focus on remains erect The artist is conveying the message that something has shocked the men around this one One can assume that it may be surprising news or something to that extent However since this is a well-known painting there are not many that dont know what it is actually about The painting of The Last Supper is Leonardo da Vincis portrayal of Jesus last meal with his disciples That night Jesus would tell the disciples that later one of them would betray him Jesus honesty and forwardness shocked the disciples and in turn they all began to question themselves In da Vincis masterpiece one can see that perhaps Jesus has just delivered this message and that the
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