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The center of Florence holds a large number of Last Supper frescoes painted by some of Italy’s most famous Gothic, Renaissance, and Mannerist artists. This Approach Guide reveals this rich artistic heritage through a tour of fresco paintings located in Florence’s most important (and some off-the-beaten-track) churches and monasteries.
Full of high-resolution images and detailed descriptions of nine of the most important frescoes by artists such as Gaddi, Ghirlandaio, and Perugino, this Approach Guide uncovers the evolution of the artistic style and design that occurred with each fresco. We have also included a special section that profiles Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper fresco in Milan, and explore its significant impact on the artists working in Florence.
With this Approach Guide, you will experience the transformation of Last Supper fresco painting styles over a 250-year period and learn how each artist influenced and was influenced by earlier artists’ representations.
We invite you to discover Florence’s treasure trove of Last Supper fresco masterpieces.
Publication date : April 2012 (version 1.1)
Length : 46 pages
In addition to a detailed review of Leonardo’s Last Supper in Milan, the following Florentine cenacoli are profiled in this guidebook (See a map of the Last Supper frescoes highlighted in our guide):
- 1335-1340. Taddeo Gaddi’s Last Supper / Tree of the Cross (Gothic);
- 1370. Orcagna’s Cenacolo (Gothic);
- 1447. Andrea del Castagno’s Cenacolo (Renaissance);
- 1480. Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Cenacolo (Renaissance);
- 1482. Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Cenacolo (Renaissance);
- 1493-1496. Perugino’s Cenacolo (Renaissance);
- 1514. Franciabigio’s Cenacolo (Renaissance);
- 1511-1526/27. Andrea del Sarto’s Cenacolo (Renaissance / Mannerist); and
- 1582. Alessandro Allori’s Cenacolo (Mannerist)
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