St. Louis on the Air
3:11 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Famous Painting "The Last Supper" Detailed In New Book

The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are two of the most well-known and recognizable paintings.

The Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was not famous when he began painting The Last Supper in 1495 and he faced much professional uncertainty.  He was forty years old and had left several patrons dissatisfied with his work.

However, The Last Supper, a fifteen feet high by thirty feet wide work, is considered a masterpiece.  It depicts the last supper of Jesus with his disciples and the reaction to him saying he would be betrayed.

Host Don Marsh talks with Ross King, author of Leonardo and the Last Supper.

King explores how da Vinci created the painting, the time in which it was painted, and popular misconceptions, such as the appearance of Mary Magdalene, as popularized by the film, The Da Vinci Code.

Interview with Ross King

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St. Louis County Library And Saint Louis Art Museum Present Ross King
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd

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