The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy - visitor information
Henry James called it " an illustrious invalid " while Aldous Huxley called it ˜ the saddest work of art in the world " .
Neither were talking about the subject matter of one of the world ' s most important and moving works of art, but about centuries of appalling neglect, which saw Leonardo ' s
Last Supper assume the condition of a fly-blown poster on a subway wall.
You will find the painting in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
In a permanent process of restoration, due to its state of decay, first sight of it makes it clear exactly what James meant.
People visit the painting " with leave-taking sighs and almost death bed or tiptoe precautions " he noted, and such is its peeling, crumbling state that you cannot believe the painting will still be intact should you choose to visit again.
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