Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper

Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper

by Leo Steinberg

A fresh look at the multiplicity of meanings in Leonardo's Last Supper.

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A fresh look at the multiplicity of meanings in Leonardo's Last Supper.

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Michael Podro
In Leonardo’s Incessant Last Supper, Leo Steinberg sets out to restore the kind of response he thinks the painting would have attracted when it was completed in 1498.
Times Literary Supplement
Library Journal
Another Da Vinci icon familiar to most of the world is, of course, La Gioconda, or The Mona Lisa. Sassoon (history, Univ. of London) has written an accessible work, more historical than analytical, that is essentially a biography of the painting itself. Nearly every fact one could ever hope to know about The Mona Lisa is traced, and the travails of the painting provide more than enough action and drama for any reader. Sassoon's knowledge of the minutiae of history and his respect for the image drive the narrative, which ranges from the painting's intriguing beginnings through the abuse of the image by the modern advertising industry. The Mona Lisa has traveled the world and smiled her way into the minds of many generations, and the author rightly points out her effect on the popularization of serious art in general. Thoroughly researched and highly readable, this is recommended for all libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/01.] Douglas McClemont, New York Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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