In his brief life of Lorenzo Luzzo, commonly known as Morto da Feltre, Giorgio Vasari wrote that Morto worked with Giorgione on the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in 1507-8. Morto was from Feltre in the Veneto, not too far from Giorgione’s hometown of Castelfranco. Although born about the same time as Giorgione, their lives took different paths before they met up again in Venice. Giorgione went to Venice as a young man but Morto wound up in Rome. Vasari says that he arrived there when “Pinturicchio was painting the papal chambers for Alexander VI.”
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This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Last month I put up a review post of Leo Steinberg’s interpretation of the Last Supper, and I would like to follow up by reprising a 2012 post on Giorgione and Leonardo.
|Leonardo: Madonna of the Yarwinder detail|
May 2, 2019 marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. I thought it might be appropriate to reprise a review article on Leo Steinberg’s interpretation of the Last Supper that originally appeared on this site on 9/18/2014.
The damage to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper is well known. Even after the most recent restoration the huge fresco that measures over 29 by 15 feet is in such perilous condition that viewing access is strictly controlled and limited.