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"Cenacolò Miracoloso" by Leonardo
"Cenacolò Miracoloso" was named by TravelMapItaly.com for the comfort of the use and based on some facts of its past!
Who was painted on the famous painting "The Last Supper" by Leonardo?
Where is "Cenacolò Miracoloso" - "The Last Supper" by Leonardo?
- Church: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
- City: Milano
- Region: Lombardia
- Province: Milano
- Zona: North Italy
The First True Fact about "Cenacolò Miracoloso"
At least one fact is sure, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci "Ultima Cena", called also "Cenacolò" or "The Last Supper" in English was painted on the wall of the church Santa Maria delle Grazie that is a basilica and shrine of Milan.
"The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci
"Ultima Cena" is a wall painting in tempera (and perhaps other ligands oil) on plaster (460 × 880 cm) by Leonardo da Vinci, dating from 1494 to 1498 and stored in the former refectory of the convent adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
"The Last Supper" is the most famous depiction by Leonardo's masterpiece and the Italian Renaissance in general. Despite this work, due to the unique experimental technique used by Leonardo da Vinci, which is incompatible with the humidity it pays for centuries in a poor state of repair. The condition of the painting was improved during one of the longest and capillary restoration of history which lasted from 1978 to 1999 with the latest techniques in the industry.
Curiosity or Miraculous?
On the night of August 15, 1943, the Anglo-American bombers struck the church and the convent. The refectory was destroyed, escaped a few walls, including that of the "Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci, which was specially reinforced with sandbags.
What does the surviving of "Cenacolò Miracoloso" mean?
Is not it a miraculous that this incredible painting survived?
Did somebody need miraculous in the past to use these facts?
Was something chanced in the meaning of this painting?
All these are question we will never know the answer.
But maybe there is somebody who already tried to touch the truth. Let see...
Was Dan Brown right on his famous novel "The Da Vinci Code"?
Maybe lots of you already read the famous crime novel The Da Vinci Code writer by Dan Brown. He is trying to interpret the idea of "The Last Supper" on new way. He wants to give an esoteric meaning of the painting that Dan Brown has derived from previous books by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince (Turin Shroud and The Templar Revelation).
According to Dan Brown the disciple of Jesus Christ at the right hand would be interpret, the complicity of the feminine features of the face, as a woman, with whom Leonardo wanted to be Mary Magdalene. This interpretation is functional to the plot of the novel. Some details in the narrative of the painting, such as the opposite color of the robes of Jesus and Mary Magdalene alleged, the absence of the one cup quoted in the New Testament (all the guests, including Jesus Christ, have a small glass beaker rodless ). The hand resting on the neck of the woman as alleged in a threatening gesture (Dan Brown said that the left hand of Peter "like a knife made the gesture of cutting woman's neck").
At the end the presence of one arm with the hand wielding a knife and it is said that this hand do not belong to anyone of the subject portrayed in the picture.
All these things are used to try to prove that Mary Magdalene was the possible lover of Jesus, a hypothesis rejected by the Church, as devoid of any evidence or foundation.
Was Dan Brown right on his famous novel The Da Vinci Code?
Is there a presence of Mary Magdalene?
Was she really has somebody for Jesus Christ?
Are there any other female presence on the "Cenacolò Miracoloso" by Leonardo da Vinci?
Well for some reason maybe we will never know the answers here!
So, I am leaving you now to observe by yourselves the famous painting of "Ultima Cena" by Leonardo and maybe to go to visit Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano, to see it better with your eyes and to understand it more.
The Last True Fact
At the end there is another one fact that is true. Leonardo painted this really Miraculous Painting and he even did not imagine that it was impossible to be stolen as it was happened with many other famous paintings by the old painters of the times of Leonardo.
Some of these famous paintings are in some museums all over the world (because maybe some of them were stolen), instead to be in the museums of their native countries where they were created. For good or not at least we know about these paintings and we could go and see them (of course if you can allow yourself !).
But many of these paintings are in the private collections. These paintings for all of the humanity are like to be lost for ever! Nobody can see them, never and never to know for some paintings...
Well hope there are still paintings that are waiting to be discovered and we could know about them at least and to see them a day.
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