In leonardo and the last supper king has surpassed even his earlier brunelleschis dome and michelangelo and the popes ceiling presenting us with a wonderful history of one of the great leonardo da vincis best known works and a detailed biography of the artist and his turbulent time period. The 450 square feet of paint and plaster known as the last supper would become one of the most famous paintings in the world a painting in the words of the art historian kenneth clark . The last supper italian il cenacolo il tenakolo or lultima cena lultima tena is a late 15th century mural painting by leonardo da vinci housed by the refectory of the convent of santa maria delle grazie in milan it is one of the worlds most recognizable paintings. Leonardo da vincis dramatic last supper in the former refectory of santa maria delle grazie in milan is the largest of his paintings it covers over 40 sq m of the refectorys north wall . The last supper remained exposed to the elements covered only with a tarp for several months until the refectory the dining room of the monastery where the last supper was painted was rebuilt and a team of restorers began working to preserve and restore the painting
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