Is Something Missing from "the Last Supper"?

"The Last Supper," painted by Leonardo da Vinci, is one of the most famous paintings in the world. The original painting was done over a 450 square foot space in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.

The painting is so popular that the reproductions of it can be see in numerous places, from mouse pads to musical pillows. If Leonardo was still alive he could have earned billions of dollars from licensing fees. These reproductions though, also lack something that was removed from the original painting by error. Jesus' feet were once part of Da Vinci's "Last Supper," but were accidentally cut off during remodeling in 1652. Fortunately, this error has had no impact on the popularity of the painting.

More about "The Last Supper":

  • It took Leonardo da Vinci about 3 years to paint "The Last Supper."
  • "The Last Supper" is the most reproduced religious painting ever.
  • Because Leonardo was experimenting with new painting materials at the time, the painting began to deteriorate almost immediately after its completion.

Discussion Comments


What's missing is decent food. Bread and wine is not exactly cuisine.

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