Leonardo And The Last Supper

Paperback | September 3, 2013

byRoss King

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Leonardo da Vinci''s transcendent painting The Last Supper defined the master artist. Until now, no one has told the full story behind its creation. Political events weighed on da Vinci and all of Italy during the time of the painting''s conception and creation, as his patron, the Duke of Sforza, unleashed forces leading to a decades-long series of tragedies known as the Italian Wars. Sforza was overthrown by French forces in 1499, forcing da Vinci to flee Milan with the paint on The Last Supper barely dry. The Last Supper ensured Leonardo''s universal renown as a visionary master of the arts.

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Leonardo da Vinci's transcendent painting The Last Supper defined the master artist. Until now, no one has told the full story behind its creation. Political events weighed on da Vinci and all of Italy during the time of the painting's conception and creation, as his patron, the Duke of Sforza, unleashed forces leading to a decades-long series of tragedies known as the Italian Wars. Sforza was ove...

ROSS KING is the author of The Judgment of Paris, Brunelleschi's Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, and the novels Ex-Libris and Domino. Born and raised in Canada, he now lives near Oxford, England. The author lives in Oxford, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.94 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385666098

ISBN - 13:9780385666091

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