"The Last Supper": Renaissance and Mannerist Painting Styles
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This paper describes the few similarities and many differences between Leonardo da Vinci and Tintoretto's "Last Supper" paintings, made in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is argued that Leonardo's painting corresponds to the Renaissance art ideals of his time while Tintoretto's work is Mannerist in style. The paper details how the differences in the paintings show how art styles change over time.
From the Paper:"Tintoretto painted his version of "The Last Supper" in 1594, nearly one hundred years after Leonardo da Vinci had executed his fresco on the same subject in 1498. While the subject is the same for the two painters, the methods and styles of each painting are vastly different. Leonardo painted his fresco of "The Last Supper" during the Italian Renaissance, at the end of the fifteenth century, on a wall of the refectory, or dining hall, of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy (Bambach). Tintoretto originally painted his Mannerist oil on canvas Last Supper for the Venetian church of San Giorgio Maggiore, and it has since traveled..."
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