“Leonardo, the Last Supper and Eataly”, by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.
When Leonardo painted the Last Supper in 1495 on a wall of the refectory of a Dominican convent in Milan, Italy, little did he know the vital role that food would have in saving his fragile painting. Leonardo’s depiction of Jesus and twelve (soon to be eleven) of his closest followers sharing their last meal together was one of dozens of Last Supper paintings to adorn refectory – or “dining hall”- walls in Italy. Yet, Leonardo executed his painting with experimental techniques that had disastrous results.
After numerous restorations over the centuries, Eataly has graciously funded the installation of a new air-filtration system that will be functional by April 2019, in order to help preserve the masterpiece. This lecture will not only explore the evolution of the subject of the Last Supper in Italian art, but also the critical role that Eataly is playing in preserving its most famous representation by Leonardo Da Vinci.
In this class guests will:
- Enjoy a lecture on Leonardo Da Vinci and the Last Supper by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.
- Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by La Scuola chefs
- The menu will be 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
- Each course will be paired with wine chosen by our beverage experts
- Take home menus, recipes, and wine tasting notes
Please register through the Eataly Website: