Leonardo Da Vinci The Last Supper

Author: Michael Ladwein
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 9781902636757
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Many great works of art have been created that we call "Christian," but none has received as much acclaim as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Art lovers venerate it for its composition and noble aesthetics, whereas, for Christians, it epitomizes the intimacy between Christ and his disciples. In recent years--following the publication of bestselling fictional narratives and dubious historical studies--The Last Supper has also become the focus of intrigue, controversy, speculation, and sensation. Recent restoration of the painting has exposed remnants of the original work and removed falsifications created by over-painting. Thus, for the first time since its creation more than five hundred years ago, we can contemplate Da Vinci's masterpiece in its more or less original form. This lavishly illustrated, full-color book reproduces many details of the restored work, and the author turns our attention to newly revealed aspects of The Last Supper that lead to fresh interpretations. The philosopher Rudolf Steiner called The Last Supper the world's most important work of art, adding that it revealed "the meaning of Earth existence." Michael Ladwein sheds light on many aspects of the spiritual facts that can be uncovered in this immortal painting--one that has lost nothing of its urgency in our modern world. C O N T E N T S The Creation, Loss, and Recovery of The Last Supper History of the Motifs in The Last Supper and Their Development in Leonardo's Work The Group of Individuals and their Gestures Real and Imaginary Space The Significance of Various Elements in the Composition of the Painting Earthly Community and Archetypal Cosmic Image Appendix

Leonardo And The Last Supper

Author: Ross King
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834278
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For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.

Jesus And The Last Supper

Author: Brant Pitre
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802875335
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Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship with early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the historical Jesus, Brant Pitre argues that they cannot be fully answered apart from a careful historical analysis of the Last Supper accounts. In this book Pitre offers a rigorous, up-to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper, filling a significant gap in current Jesus research. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus. His Jesus and the Last Supper is sure to ignite discussion and debate.

The Last Supper

Author: Sharon Plant
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1456798537
Size: 20,66 MB
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At 42 years old, Leonardo da Vinci is Milan’s renaissance ideal: popular, creative and influential. His artwork is exemplary, though he frequently leaves paintings unfinished. His notebooks indicate the mechanical inventiveness and scientific enquiry of the age, though this encourages him to conduct rash technical experiments. When the ruling Sforza family commissions Leonardo to paint The Last Supper in the refectory of a monastery, news about the fresco spreads fast, and townspeople flock to present themselves to the celebrated artist as possible sitters for the apostles. Friends of Vittorio Dessa urge him to put himself forward for the role of Christ. He is reluctant, but wouldn’t Francesca be proud of him.

Observations On Leonardo Da Vinci S Celebrated Picture Of The Last Supper

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The Last Supper

Author: Domenico Sguaitamatti
Editor: White Star Editions
ISBN: 9788854407626
Size: 19,63 MB
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Who Cooked The Last Supper

Author: Rosalind Miles
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 9780307422675
Size: 17,46 MB
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Who Cooked the Last Supper? overturns the phallusy of history and gives voice to the untold history of the world: the contributions of millions of unsung women. Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. Here, in Who Cooked the Last Supper?, is the history you never learned--but should have! Without politics or polemics, this brilliant and witty book overturns centuries of preconceptions to restore women to their rightful place at the center of culture, revolution, empire, war, and peace. Spiced with tales of individual women who have shaped civilization, celebrating the work and lives of women around the world, and distinguished by a wealth of research, Who Cooked the Last Supper? redefines our concept of historical reality.

The Mystery Of The Last Supper

Author: Colin J. Humphreys
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949631X
Size: 19,30 MB
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For hundreds of years, we thought we knew what happened during Jesus' last days. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not only observed by Christians around the world, but are also recognized in calendars and by non-practitioners as commemorating the true timeline of events in the life of Christ. But apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus' final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. In The Mystery of the Last Supper, Colin Humphreys uses science to reveal the truth about Jesus' final days. Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, Humphreys reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

Voices From The Last Supper

Author: Jamey Heit
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595294855
Size: 11,29 MB
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The night before his death, Jesus shared a final meal with his disciples. Jesus broke bread and poured wine, and thus initiated a sacrament that anchors the Christian faith to this day. Often overlooked in this moment are Jesus' disciples. How did they react to what they witnessed? What were they feeling? By adopting each disciple's voice, Voices from the Last Supper explores the different reactions and emotions that Jesus' actions no doubt elicited. Each disciple has the chance to express his feelings as Jesus shares a final meal with them. The doubts, fears, and loyalty that characterize the disciples' humanity now have a voice. Voices from the Last Supper encourages readers to explore their own feelings by placing them in the middle of Jesus' final meal before his death. "If Leonardo da Vinci portrayed the disciples at the Last Supper engaged in disconcerted conversation Heit portrays each as involved in his own deep and solitary thoughts. Thus, he gives us twelve individual responses, and thereby conveys the truth that we meet Jesus through our own personal experiences, circumstances, and neediness." -Dr. Donald Capps, William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Psychology, Princeton Theological Seminary "Good poetry makes readers think, and this collection made me think a lot. You incorporate psychological insights into the human character with deeply unknowable theological questions: both veins of exploration are big risks. Good poetry is risky." -Mary Kat White, English Department, Southern Methodist University

The Last Supper

Author: Rachel Cusk
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429930594
Size: 15,32 MB
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A vivid and elegant account of a family's season abroad by one of our finest contemporary authors Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search for art and its meanings, for freedom from routine, for a different path into the future. The award-winning writer Rachel Cusk describes a three-month journey around the Italy of Raphael and rented villas, of the Piero della Francesca trail and the tourist furnace of Amalfi, of soccer and the simple glories of pasta and gelato. With her husband and two children, Cusk uncovers the mystery of a foreign language, the perils and pleasures of unbelonging, and the startling thrill of discovery -- at once historic and intimate. Both sharp and humane in its exploration of the desire to travel and to escape, of art and its inspirations, of beauty and ugliness, and of the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is an astonishing memoir.