Pic of the Day. Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan

Here it is – from Italy

It was completed in 1469. The name translates to “Holy Mary of Grace” and it is where you can find da Vinci’s Last Supper. In the event that you have not seen this wall painting, consider that it is HUGE (15 x 29). And a fun fact

In 1652, a doorway was added to the wall that holds the painting. Its construction meant that a lower central chunk of the piece—which included Jesus’ feet—was lost.

Did they think that no one would notice?  And, in one sense, this great painting is a disaster.  Da Vinci’s technique for wall painting has not stood the test of time.  So what we see is what the technicians could preserve.

BTW, an  allied aerial bombardment during the second war heavily damaged the structures. Thankfully, the Last Supper wall was saved.

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