“Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Supper, and the Art of a Great Holiday Dinner Party” by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper is one of the world’s most famous works of art. Painted in 1495 on a wall of the refectory of a Dominican convent in Milan, Italy, the Last Supper is celebrated as the first work of the High Renaissance. But few people realize that Leonardo’s painting of the subject was the culmination of nearly 1000 years of iconographic tradition; and that his depiction of Jesus and twelve (soon to be eleven) of his closest friends sharing their last meal together was one of dozens of Last Supper paintings to adorn refectory – or “dining hall” – walls in Italy. This lecture will explore the evolution of the subject of the Last Supper in Italian art and how Leonardo (who was a great event planner) really knew how to depict a good party!
What guests can expect:
- Listen to a lecture on Leonardo Da Vinci and the Last Supper led by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D., Professor of Art History and founder of Cultural Programs for the Arts
- Enjoy a four-course menu inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace in the region of Tuscany, and the location of the Last Supper, the city of Milan in Lombardy
- Savor each course with a complementary glass of wine presented by Eataly Sommelier