Leonardo da Vinci http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Famous Painting "The Last Supper" Detailed In New Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/famous-painting-last-supper-detailed-new-book <p>The <em>Mona Lisa</em> and <em>The Last Supper</em> are two of the most well-known and recognizable paintings.</p><p>The Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was not famous when he began painting <em>The Last Supper</em> in 1495 and he faced much professional uncertainty.&nbsp; He was forty years old and had left several patrons dissatisfied with his work.</p><p>However, <em>The Last Supper</em>, a fifteen feet high by thirty feet wide work, is considered a masterpiece.&nbsp; It depicts the last supper of Jesus with his disciples and the reaction to him saying he would be betrayed.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:11:41 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6424 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Famous Painting "The Last Supper" Detailed In New Book