Santa Maria delle Grazie. The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie rises on a very beautiful square lined with elegant bourgeois buildings. The original building was built by Dominicans between 1465 and 1490. It was in Bramante that his Renaissance suit was held in 1492. Commissioned by Ludovic the Most, which studied the church to become the Sforza Mausoleum, the great architect brought its great touch with the impressive gallery, the chore, the rectangular chorus and a charming little cloister.
The luminous interior surprises the harmony of its proportions. Amazing, a 16-segment dome, Œuvre's work, rises above the choir. Surmounted by a gallery, it is supported by four main arcades. The side chapels maintained their original décor; In particular, you will dwell on the fourth right chapel to admire the frescoes of Gaudenzio Ferrari (Crucifixion and Ecce Homo, 1542).
Cenacolo Vinciano. By entering the dining couvent dining, we are facing the most famous fresco of art history, The Supper of Leonardo da Vinci (Cenacolo Vinciano). Realized between 1495 and 1498, at the request of Ludovic the Most. With a size of 9 m x 5 m, the subject, as erudite as dramatic, evokes the institution of the Eucharist, at the very moment when Jesus, the still-surfaced lips, has just told the apostles the betrayal of one of them. Stunned, the latter, grouped by three, show their upheaval by the strong expressiveness of their face. Dozens of different interpretations have seen a musical score, a coded message, or excerpts from the Apocrypha Gospels.
Damaged by pollution as well as a bomb which, in 1943, destroyed the dining while miraculously leaving the wall of La Cène intact, but above all by the technique used by Leonard himself, the colors of the fresco have very badly supported the passage of time. Great inventor, Leonardo did not paint a fresco (fresh) but used on a dry wall a mixture of oil pigments, to be able to modify the work as it pleases. Twenty years later, moisture and dirt had already altered the masterpiece. Today the Supper has undergone several restorations over the centuries, including the last one, one of the longest in history from 1978 to 1999, has made all their shine to drapes and incarnats. On the wall opposite, a Crucifixion of the painter Montorfano (1495) almost inaperçu in the face of the splendour of the Supper.
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