Da Vinci’s masterful “Last Supper” Also known as the “Cenacolo Vinciano,” this wall painting obtained with a mixed dry technique on plaster by Leonardo da Vinci , dates back to 1494-1498 and commissioned by Ludovico il Moor in the refectory of the convent adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan .
This is the most famous representation of the Last Supper, a masterpiece by Leonardo and the Italian Renaissance in general. Despite this, the work, due to the unique experimental technique used by Leonardo, incompatible with the humidity of the environment has for centuries been in a bad state of conservation, which was faced, as far as possible, in the course of the longest restorations in history, lasting from 1978 to 1999 with the most advanced techniques in the sector.
Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has been managing the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano through the Lombardy Museum Complex. In 2019 this painting was visited by 445 728 people, making it the fifteenth most visited in Italy.