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Leonardo and the Last supper

Author: Ross King
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross King
ISBN: 9780802717054 0802717055
OCLC Number: 852399761
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.
Responsibility: Ross King.

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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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