Found project: Santa Maria delle Grazie


    Project : Santa Maria delle Grazie

    Language variant : Holy Mary of Grace

    Architect : Solari, Guiniforte

    Completion: 1490

    Locality : Milano

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    “Construction of this famous church was begun in 1463. Designed by Guiniforte Solari, it was completed in 1490. Two years later Lodovico il Moro asked Bramante to change the church into the family mausoleum: Solari’s apse section was demolished and then replaced by a Renaissance apse.

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper was painted for Lodovico il Moro in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in 1495–7. Leonardo depicts the moment just after Christ has uttered the words, ‘One of you will betray me’. The artist captures their amazement in facial expressions and body language in a remarkably realistic and vivid Last Supper. It is not a true fresco, but was painted in tempera, allowing Leonardo more time to achieve the subtle nuances typical of his work. The room was used as a stable in the Napoleonic era and was badly damaged by bombs in 1943. Fortunately, the work was saved because it was protected by sandbags.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Milan and the Lakes, DK, 2007, pp. 71–72.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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