Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what
would become one of history's most influential and beloved works
of art—The Last Supper. After a dozen years at the court
of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low
point personally and professionally: at fortythree, in an era
when he had almost reached the average life expectancy, he had
failed, despite a number of prestigious commissions, to complete... more...