Welcome to this exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.
Few paintings have captured the hearts and minds of art lovers as much as Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, the fifteenth-century mural depicting the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion.
Over the centuries, there has been extensive research and much speculation about the composition of and presumed secret messages hidden in the painting. But never before has a single and unified solution been proposed to explain the making of the Last Supper.
Raphaël Mouterde's book The Geometry of the Last Supper reveals how the architecture of the painted space and the perspective were designed. The strength and elegance of the painting’s underlying geometry are indeed beautiful, and they are made easily accessible thanks to the many carefully laid out illustrations.
... and what if the geometry had something to say?
For geometry to be able to carry a meaningful message, a particular symbolic significance needs to be ascribed to numbers and geometrical shapes. Fortunately, symbols as fundamental as those encountered in The Geometry of the Last Supper have an ancient history deeply rooted in a tradition that goes back to Pythagoras and beyond.
A traditional symbolic reading of the Last Supper's geometry offers a new and unique angle on this famous Renaissance masterpiece. From the geometry itself emerges the inner message of the Last Supper.
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