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|Named Person:||Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci|
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|Description:||336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The Last Supper : with Apostles identified --
The Bronze Horse --
Portrait of the artist as a middle-aged man --
The Cenacolo --
Dinner in Jerusalem --
Leonardo's court --
The Holy League --
Secret recipes --
"Trouble from this side and that" --
Every painter paints himself --
A sense of perspective --
A sense of proportion --
The beloved disciple --
Food and drink --
The language of the hands --
"No one loves the Duke" --
Epilogue: Tell me if I ever did a thing.
Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved -- everyone from Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work.
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