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Lecture 13

ARTHIST 1AA3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Contrapposto, Andrea Del Castagno

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Alison Mc Queen

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Name: The last Supper
Year: 1497
By: Leonardo
Material: painted directly on plaster with mixture of tempera and oil paint
Coissioed y: Beatrie d’Este and Lodovico Sforza duke of Milan (northern Italy) (you can see
their crest above the people sitting at the table)
They asked him to paint it for the refectory or dining hall in the monastery
He used the same ideas he learned from Vitruvius to connect humans, architecture, symmetry
and harmony
As well as clarity so the art work could be easily understood by its spectators, therefore could
convey its message
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