Franciscan friar and mathematician Luca Pacioli wrote several books on mathematics and geometry. Among them, in 1497, Pacioli conceived De Divina Proportione, a treatise in vulgar on mathematical proportions applied to geometry and art with a specific focus on architecture and the human figure. The work was finally published in 1509 featuring illustrations by Leonardo da Vinci.
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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.