"The Last Supper, Tuscan School Atelier De Domenico Crespi (florence 1559 - 1638)"
Ancient painting depicting the episode of The Last Supper of Jesus
Tuscan School (Florence)
Workshop of Domenico Crespi, called Il Passignano (Passignano 1559 - Florence, 1638)
oil on canvas, 100 x 78 cm
with frame cm. 119 x 98
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Oil painting on canvas of the early seventeenth century, depicting the episode of the Last Supper, work of a Tuscan school painter, precisely Florentine, active in the flourishing workshop of Domenico Crespi known as il Passignano (Passignano 1559 - Florence, 1638).
It is a work of great interest given the evocative theme, which follows a very traditional iconography, reminiscent of the famous Leonardo model, which then spread in countless variants.
The canvas represents the most dramatic moment of the Gospel, when Christ announces the betrayal of one of the apostles "In truth I tell you one of you will betray me" (John 13,21-33). It is an excited scene, with the immobile fulcrum constituted by the figure of Jesus, around which the apostles converge.
Although the most famous cenacle is precisely that of Leonardo da Vinci, the production of this iconographic theme was a purely Florentine phenomenon that took hold since the early fifteenth century, to which Leonardo himself was inspired. The episode was profoundly renewed by the master, who was able to give him a more intimate and emotionally relevant meaning, studying for each individual apostle the reaction to the announcement of the imminent betrayal of one of them.
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