Santa Maria delle Grazie, MilanSeptember 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C
The last stop on our tour was the famous Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci from 1495 to 1497. The painting is in the former Dominican convent’s refectory and over time has suffered various degrees of damage. Even though the painting is now not in the greatest condition it is still one of the most iconic images in art and all steps are being taken to preserve the image.
It was very interesting learning about the history of the painting and the restoration processes that have taken place over the years. There is also a sense of serenity in the room when admiring this important part of history and art.
It was also interesting seeing the fresco, The Crucifixion, painted on the opposite wall to the Last Supper. Due to the different painting methods this 1495 fresco has not deteriorated over time and the colours are still vivid today.
I certainly enjoyed the Walking Art Tour and my love of art has been reignited all over again. What a great introduction to Milan.Read more