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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross King Narrator: Mark Meadows Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Milan, 1496 and 44-year-old Leonardo da Vinci is in a state of professional uncertainty and financial difficulty. For 18 months he has been painting murals in both the Sforza Castle in Milan and the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The latter project will become The Last Supper, a complex mural that took three years to complete on a surface 15 feet high by 20 feet wide. He had never attempted a painting so big, and had no experience with fresco.

For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious, and cultural icon. Art historian Kenneth Clark called it the keystone of European art. Yet this artistic masterpiece was created against the backdrop of momentous events both in Milan and in the life of Leonardo himself. In Leonardo and The Last Supper, Ross King tells the story of this creation of this mural: a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hal Brodsky | 1/28/2014

    " Interesting historical fiction. Everything you ever wanted to know about The Last Supper. And Leonardo had issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jan Schindler | 1/27/2014

    " well researched book on Leonardo and his Last Supper. there is as much history as art. Can be a bit dry if one is not used to this kind of writing but he discusses more contemporary theories about the painting (i.e. Dan Brown) as well. I've read most of King's books and they are all well documented and well written. highly recommend especially for anyone interested in art history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 1/12/2014

    " Insightful, interesting, inspiring (i.e., as in, it inspired me to find out more on my own). Not as compelling as I anticipated, but Ross King still rates for me a must-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerome | 11/27/2013

    " Very well written and researched, but it was more about the history of the times and less about Leonardo and his famous painting than I would have liked. Still, worth reading if you are interested in that period of Italian history. "

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