Monday, June 16, 2014

Cenacolo of Sant'Apollonia

Last Supper by Andrea del Castagno, church of Sant'Apollonia, Florence
“Cenacolo” (Last Supper) by Andrea del Castagno, 1450
Church of Sant'Apollonia, via 27 Aprile
Florence, April 2014

“The detail and naturalism of this fresco portray the ways in which del Castagno departed from earlier artistic styles. The highly detailed marble walls hearken back to Roman ‘First Style’ wall paintings, and that the pillars and statues recall Classical sculpture and preface trompe l'oeil painting. Furthermore, the color highlights in the hair of the figures, flowing robes, and a credible perspective in the halos foreshadow advancements to come.”
(Last Supper, Wikipedia)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Ah yes. My last precious moments on two legs... :-)

Lowell said...

Very interesting! This painting I've never seen before. That long table really sets the scene!