Cenacolo Vinciano, Leonardo's Last Supper
To protect Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Goppion produced a low, solid metal, wall-anchored barricade that also provided a natural location for the accompanying information and interpretive panels.
The Last Supper, or Cenacolo Vinciano in Italian, is one of the most famous artworks in the world, painted by Leonardo da Vinci probably between 1495 and 1498 for the Dominican monastery Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. It depicts the dramatic scene in which Jesus declares that one of the Apostles will betray him and later institutes the Eucharist. According to Leonardo’s belief that posture, gesture, and expression should manifest the “notions of the mind,” each one of the 12 disciples reacts in a manner that Leonardo considered fit for that man’s personality. The result is a complex study of varied human emotion, rendered in a deceptively simple composition.
In 2008, Goppion had the great honor of being trusted with realizing the exhibition elements for Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary painting. In addition to providing 4 frame cases for sketches and prints present in the exhibit, we also produced a low, solid metal, wall-anchored barricade for The Last Supper, which provides accompanying information and interpretive panels.