The Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The story of probably the most renowned painting in the world. A work three years in the making, Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper remains one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. Even over 500 years after the painting was completed, this piece remains one of the most studied paintings in history.


The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci depicts the dramatic moment when Christ tells his disciples that one of them will betray him. From it's creation in 1495, the fresco has withstood a number of dramatic events, including two world wars, looters, bombings and a number of attempts to destroy the work. The conservation techniques used to restore the painting throughout the centuries, are almost as controversial as its subject matter.

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci