LEONARDO DA VINCI. FIRST IDEAS FOR THE LAST SUPPER. DRAWINGS FROM THE BRITISH ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST

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The Last Supper Museum offers an exhibition of ten drawings from the Royal
Collection Trust, generously on loan thanks to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II and normally
kept at Windsor, Royal Library.
Seven drawings are undoubtedly by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), two are attributed to
Cesare da Sesto, a collaborator to the master, but are here referred to the Master himself,
while a single sheet is referred to Leonardo’s pupil Francesco Melzi, who inherited and long
conserved his extraordinary master’s graphic material.
The drawings allow us to follow the creation of the Last Supper we still admire in the
refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Leonardo’s impressive skill can be inspected thanks
to these sheets, exceptionally placed inside the refectory, in front of the mural painting.
Leonardo’s exceptional skills brought him to the creation of a variety of drawing techniques,
which give us an overall view on Renaissance draughtsmaship.

 

INFO:

Milan, Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano, piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2
exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci. First ideas for the Last Supper. Drawings from the British Royal Collection Trust
From 11 October 2018 to 13 January 2019
Entrance fee: normal Museum ticket (no additional fee)
Promoting Institution: Polo Museale Regionale della Lombardia
Scientific responsible, curator and catalogue editor: Stefano L’Occaso

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  • Event Date: 11 Ottobre 2018 - 13 Gennaio 2019
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