The Last Supper

size(cm): 50x45
Sale price£150 GBP


Giotto Di Bondone's The Last Supper is a masterpiece of Renaissance art that has captivated viewers for centuries. This oil painting on panel, made in the 14th century, represents the moment when Jesus shares his last supper with his disciples before his crucifixion.

Giotto's artistic style is characterized by its realism and its ability to capture human emotion. In The Last Supper, we can see how each character has a unique expression and how their gestures and postures reflect their personality and their relationship with Jesus.

The composition of the painting is impressive. Giotto uses perspective to create depth and give the impression that the characters are sitting at a real table. Furthermore, the arrangement of the characters at the table and the way they are grouped suggests the dynamics of the relationship between them.

Color also plays an important role in the work. Giotto uses warm and earthy tones to create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The golden details on the clothing of Jesus and the disciples add a touch of elegance and divinity to the scene.

The story of The Last Supper is fascinating. The painting was commissioned by the King of Naples, Robert I of Anjou, to decorate the chapel of his castle in Avignon. However, the work was transferred to Florence after the fall of the kingdom of Naples in 1343.

A little-known aspect of the painting is that Giotto included Judas Iscariot in the scene, despite the fact that in the Bible he is said to have abandoned supper before Jesus instituted the Eucharist. Giotto is believed to have done this to emphasize Judas' betrayal and his role in Jesus' crucifixion.

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