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OT/ The Last Supper in detail

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by recurvyarcher, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    A 16 Gigapixel high resolution image of Leonardo DaVinci's The Last Supper is online for everyone to see.

    Load the page and wait for about a minute for the rendering to finish. You can zoom in and out. You can also move around the painting by repositioning the red box in the thumbnail image found in the upper right hand corner.
     
  2. BDodd

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    Hmmm, Bach and DaVinci on the same page....Bob Dodd
     
  3. jakearoo

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    Bob, Don't forget about Jesus and crew. Jake
     
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    The painting is done in oil and tempura on dry plaster, so it is not fresco. Frescos were done while the paster was wet, so the paint would mix in with the plaster and become permanent. DaVinci did not want to use this method because the colors were limited, and could not be corrected or changed as he went along (a 4 year process, if I remember correctly).

    Extensive restoration was needed because the paint flaked (it was on top of the plaster and not embedded).
     
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    I'm not interested.....I just had supper! Its really "Dinner".........they only call it Supper in the South! You gotta be careful where you eat these days!
     
  6. VAMiket

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    Nice post recurvy. I can't help myself and you had to have expected this. If you look at the Apostle immediately to the left (viewers left) of Jesus, you will see Mary Magdalane(sp) and not Peter as the legend would have it. Perhaps this is the true Holy Grail!
     
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    Long hair was not common on those times, unless the wearer was under some kind of vow.

    the Long haired Jesus was created by people romanticising Scripture for their own esthetic reasons.

    NOt many know that.

    HM
     
  8. VAMiket

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    It's not the hair. Look at closely the facial features, the size of the lips and the area where the nose meets the ocular cavities. Another clue is the modest collar area on her blouse. It is noticeably closer to the top of the neck than the others in the picture, thus allowing for less "flesh" to be seen.
     
  9. jakearoo

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    No question that is a woman to the left of Jesus and not a man. So was she an Apostle to DaVinci or was she just sitting in? Guess we will never know.
     
  10. VAMiket

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    straightshooter1,
    I not into bashing my religion or anyone elses religion. Yes you are too suspicious. This painting has been an interesting topic of discussion for the last several years and if one can have an intellectual discussion about such matters we can all learn something new such as the information provided by Peter Greenspan. But I will agree with jakeroo post " we will never know".
    recurvy, thanks again for the post.
     
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