Last supper painting by andrea del castagno



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Description: The first Renaissance refectory in Florence is the one belonging to the Benedictine nuns of Sant'Apollonia, created around 1445 in one of the most florid periods of the convent. There are no

The first Renaissance refectory in Florence is the one belonging to the Benedictine nuns of Sant'Apollonia, created around 1445 in one of the most florid periods of the convent.

There are no lines at this former convent and no crowds. Few people even know to ring the bell at the nondescript door. What they're missing is an entire wall covered with the vibrant colors of Andrea del Castagno's masterful Last Supper.

In 1447 Andrea del Castagno [1 ] worked in the refectory of Sant'Apollonia in Florence, painting, in the lower part, the Last Supper fresco, accompanied by other scenes portraying the Deposition, Resurrection. and Crucifixion. which are now damaged. He also painted a lunette in the cloister, depicting a Pietà.

The end wall of the refectory (9.75x9.10 m) was decorated with frescoes, althongh these were never discovered due to the nuns strict enclosure.

The suppression of the convent in 1860 revealed the existence of only one fresco representing the Last Supper (the upper section had been whitewashed), which was initially attributed to Paolo Uccello and then to the real author Andrea del Castagno (1421-1457), who worked on it after his return from Venice in 1444. Castagno used his paint to create the rich marble panels that checkerboard the trompe-l'oeil walls and broke up the long white tablecloth with the dark figure of Judas the Betrayer, whose face is painted to resemble a satyr, an ancient symbol of evil.

Other three frescoes were discovered above this one, representing respectively the Resurrection, Crucifixion and Entombment of Christ. At the time of the restoration in 1952, the three frescoes were removed to be preserved, thus allowing the recovery of the splendid sinopites.

The Last Supper displays del Castagno's talents at his best. The arrangement of balanced figures in an architectural setting is particularly noted. For instance, Saint John's posture of innocent slumber neatly contrasts Jude the Betrayer's tense, upright pose, and the hand positions of the final pair of apostles on either end of the fresco mirror each other with accomplished realism. The colors of the apostles' robes and their postures contribute to the balance of the piece.

Cenacolo of Sant’Apollonia with the Famous Men and Women by Andrea del Castagno, photograph from the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Luchinat and Rosanna Caterina Proto Pisani, ed. La tradizione fiorentina dei cenacoli. Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, 1997, p. 107.

The Cycle of Illustrious Men and Women is a work in fresco by Andrea del Castagno, painted for the Villa Carducci and Filippo Carducci between 1448 and 1451. Today the frescoes are divided between the Uffizi Gallery (frescoes of panels of distinguished men and women) and the Villa Carducci itself.

The cycle was once covered with white plaster and was rediscovered in 1847 when the Grand Duke Leopold II bought the frescoes and had them removed. After being exhibited in the Museum Bargello in 1865, the detached frescoes were transferred to the museum Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia. After the flood in Florence in 1966, they were again removed, to arrive at the Uffizi in 1969 where they were placed in the former church of San Pier Scheraggio. The hall of the deconsecrated church is now open only by appointment.






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