THE LAST SUPPER OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by

THE LAST SUPPER OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Your own opinion about art and its functions will govern the validity of this account of the muralist Lumen Winter who, on commission from a wealthy southerner, went to Italy and to the Church of Santa Maria delle Gracie to study da Vinci's last Supper and subsequently reproduce it. Winter's sincere dedication to the task found him a student of Leonardo's life and work. A good part of the book is the painter's biography to show how he worked and thought and indirectly, how Winter had to work and think to recreate the picture. Light and readable, the biography tells nothing new. Perhaps it is a gauge of the sentimentality of Winter's task. Anyway he worked in a fever of activity to finish the work that was unveiled as an enormous canvas in the Architectural League in New York. Neglected by the art world, it was lauded by the religious and in our opinion gains its merit from the many new realizations about Leonardo Winter himself must have obtained from his study.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1953
Publisher: Coward-McCann