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One of Da Vinci's most remembered works
Santa Maria delle Grazie (The Last Supper) was painted from 1495 to 1497 by Leonardo da Vinci. This famous and poignant portrayal of Christ and his ultimate betrayal is one of the most visited places in all Italy. Housed in what was a Dominican refectory, the masterwork has undergone much transition.
Even before Leonardo completed the work, the moist walls of the building were already trying to degrade the paint. Over the years, the wars, and even bumbling attempts to revitalize the work, it probably bears little resemblance to the wonder the artist originally created.
Still, with all the degradation of the piece it remains one of the world’s greatest art treasure, and well worth your paying homage as so many others have over the centuries.