Home » Articles » Blog » What did Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” really look like? | DW Documentary What did Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” really look like? | DW Documentary September 3, 2019 Skye Waelchi 100 Articles, Blog Tags: and, da vinci and the renaissance, da Vinci anniversary, da Vinci anniversary year, da vinci last dinner, da vinci last supper, Documentary, DW, DW Documentary, last supper, last supper painting, last supper painting secrets, leonardo da vinci, leonardo da vinci and the renaissance, leonardo da vinci last supper, leonardo da vinci last supper secrets, leonardo da vinci paintings, Leonardo's 500th anniversary, Leonardo's Last Supper, that, the Previous: Robotpencil Stream 26 – Painting Gritty Monsters Next: Santa Clara Paintball Music Video! Related posts Brief History of Ninja Paintball at 2018 Paintball Extravaganza | Lone Wolf Paintball (intense rock music) – Hey, guys, what’s going on? It’s Tony from Lone Wolf Paintball. Today, I’m here with Ray from Ninja Paintball. 2018 Paintball… Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy One, two, three four Hi my name is Tony and this is Every Frame a Painting. So today I’m going to talk about a director… About The Author Skye Waelchi 100 Comments Harehona Paki says: July 1, 2019 at 11:42 am What do all those numbers on the wall behind jesus mean? Just curious. Oh and that diagram on the wall between the middle and right window just above the finger pointing up? Reply Contrafactum says: July 1, 2019 at 8:51 pm Is this video available in German? Reply James anonymous says: July 2, 2019 at 2:04 am great story, beautiful presentation. Bravo Leonardo ! P.S. "fresco painting", if it ain't broke, don't fix it ! Reply flymasterA says: July 2, 2019 at 6:53 pm I studied this perspective aspect in my technical illustrating course. Thanks very much for bringing this out. I teach a Rubik's cube approach for a visual model of changing vanishing points and spacing. Reply First Last says: July 2, 2019 at 10:51 pm A minor, major point. In the painting there is bread on the table. However the last supper was the Passover dinner, they must’ve had matza bread. Reply Priv Pers says: July 3, 2019 at 1:34 am nonsense Reply silcas says: July 3, 2019 at 4:14 am What a strange pronunciation of “Milan” Reply c3cubed says: July 3, 2019 at 6:19 am The host/narrator is excellent, which makes this all the more enjoyable. Reply Will Steiner says: July 4, 2019 at 12:31 am Excellent! Reply Made by a BEAutiful queen-Bea says: July 4, 2019 at 4:06 am 31:40 such a BEAutiful painting!! Even though it was painted 90% of his apprentices, it's still wonderful. Love love love! thank you such a great video!💙🐝💙 Reply Black57 says: July 5, 2019 at 3:43 am Im glad we didnt bomb it when we retook Antwerp. Reply Fran VanSiclen says: July 6, 2019 at 2:08 am All conjecture; nobody knows shit !!!! Reply Markyyy says: July 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm 0:29 MIDDLE FINGER Reply Tomi Haili says: July 7, 2019 at 8:39 am Few know there´s a hidden message in the Last Supper. Da Vinci knew the truth about the Bible, it´s written in allegories, it´s not literal as most Christians think. Jesus is simply the Sun, 12 Discibles are the 12 Zodiac signs…they´ve even been arranged in groups of 3 in this painting like the 4 seasons. Da Vinci had to hide this truth otherwise the Vatican would´ve killed him. Reply Mina Krupinski says: July 7, 2019 at 8:17 pm Watched 24 minutes to hear them say oh there was a copy of it that's how lol Reply Mina Krupinski says: July 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm Why do you look at these and think " oh so this is what jesus looked like?!?!!" How dumb do you have to be? They weren't there! They don't know!! And image of Jesus was white washed! You all know jesus was a middle eastern right!!! Reply Vera Galliani says: July 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm The Last Supper is not a fresco as it's told in this video. It's a painting on a wall, but the fresco technique is very different: when you make a fresco, you paint on a wet layer (in italian wet is fresco), so you have to be fast and choose everyday the part of the wall you want to cover. It took 4 years to Leonardo to paint his masterpiece and he didn't make it using the fresco technique. He painted like on wood or canvas, but on a wall. Not wet layer in this case. He wanted to try something different, but he failed and that's why The Last Supper is so delicate. Reply Sade Rose says: July 8, 2019 at 12:47 am Wonderful Reply Mip1999 says: July 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm 1 Christ? Reply Rovert Robert says: July 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm when they fixed it up you could see Mary under the table taking it in all three holes and jesus actually had a vagina with a partially developed dink. When they displayed the painting they decided to put on a table cloth to cover up the truth. Reply hello there says: July 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm the painting appears at 31:40 Reply Amina says: July 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm 31:34 Reply georgcorfu says: July 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm 2.05 Luthovikos, haha that's a greek pronunciation Reply The Elf says: July 10, 2019 at 2:30 am I don't like the sixteen chapel it s all wrong Reply Nathan Nielsen says: July 10, 2019 at 11:09 am Uh the Reuben was Invented in Omaha nebraska Reply lkrnpk says: July 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm The term ''tyrant'' meant something different in the 15th century.Today the meaning is basically ''Hitler'', at that time just some authoritarian leader without overly negative connotations, like in original Greek version Reply NEWKNOWLEDGE says: July 11, 2019 at 1:10 am The Virgin of the Rocks is the name of two paintings by Leonardo da Vinci of the same subject, and of a composition which is identical except for several significant details. Now if you scale a picture of one of the two paintings such that it matches the scale of a picture of the other, and then you alternate back and forth from one painting to the other after they have been properly aligned and stacked up upon each other, you are in for a shock, and so much so that previous animation GIF files that show the result of this procedure, have vanished from the internet due to being banned. Reply Jose Archuleta says: July 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm D w documentary when i was in germany i seen 2 artists in person do 2 seperate pictures on concrete with with colored chalk i have pictures it was in a mall outside in summer people all over they had a bowl for donations they were very good Reply Xan Primo says: July 13, 2019 at 9:20 am Oooohhhy assassin's Creed architecture 😆😋 Reply SDX says: July 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm Why do they keep showing paintings where you can clearly see the expressions and gesture but saying the paintings are too deteriorated to make out the expressions and gestures? Are these repainted? I don't get it. Reply John Zacharias says: July 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm This picture glorifies. Christ as a white man ,he was a fisherman from the Middle East and was most likely dark skinned Reply Douglas Sirk says: July 13, 2019 at 11:32 pm its in my basement. sorry Reply old fan says: July 14, 2019 at 12:40 am More controversy… if you look at the figure seated at Jesus' right hand, (41:00) I think it is a woman. I have heard this theory before. Even in the faded but indisputable original, (00:33) the figure appears to be a woman. Reply James C. says: July 14, 2019 at 1:53 am That was worth watching. Reply GOG Music says: July 15, 2019 at 3:58 am Still can't understand why anyone still believes Jesus was white Reply Donna Hessong says: July 15, 2019 at 7:31 pm Geez, this is really a great video, but if they don't understand the theology, I wish they'd just leave it out rather than making false statements that then mislead people. People who don't know Christianity or don't know it well may think this correction is ticky-tacky, but the Eucharist (or Communion for Protestants) is a huge part of the faith and the most important of all the Sacraments. The whole point of the Eucharist is to commemorate the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross at the crucifixion. Thus, the Last Supper and the crucifixion are NOT counterpoints, they are the opposite in reality and go hand-n-hand. Jesus explains this at the Last Supper, telling His disciples many things, including that one of them will betray Him & He will give Himself up when they come for him…and later that, the wine is His blood/the bread His body and to drink/break & eat it together, as often as you can in remembrance of Him. When we participate in the Eucharist (Communion) we are reaffirming the sacrifice Jesus made dying through crucifixion, that our God, the Lord Jesus Christ shead His blood (the wine) and sacrificed His body (the bread) for the forgiveness of humanity so that we would no longer be separated from our creator, but could one day be with God thru His Grace. Anyway, so that is the reason they are almost always put together…they are as alike as two peas in a pod. They just go together. Reply brenda lafever says: July 16, 2019 at 3:13 am This was a really wonderful video. Had I not watched this video I would’ve never known there was a duplicate of the last supper in Belgium. 🥰💕👍 I love learning amazing things like this! Reply Roy Maldonado says: July 16, 2019 at 3:19 am Whitewash and inaccurate. Want to know about the real Leonardo? Read Cenacolo, by Joseph Orbi. There's a promo on Youtube. It's the closest you'll get to know what da Vinci was like. Reply Jireh John Bocayes says: July 16, 2019 at 9:24 am wonderful documentary! really well made. Reply benee56 says: July 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm Amazing story!!! Reply Digga says: July 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm Pizza and vino rosso. I guess that's what it pretty much looked like. Reply vrun s says: July 17, 2019 at 11:01 am Oh WOW ! This documentary was so cool and like something else .. the production is marvelous .. thank u for uploading this documentary ♥️ Reply Truth, God, Order says: July 17, 2019 at 11:07 am Soon you will know the truth beyond your beliefs. Everything from past till today and beyond. I’m here to share information and to make changes world can only dream of. Don’t be misled by false information passed to you by many. Reply Johnny Gibson says: July 19, 2019 at 12:29 am Hats off!!! Very well made. Reply Ray C says: July 19, 2019 at 3:36 am The real painting had Mel Brooks with a serving tray standing in back of Jesus. Reply xyver ballesteros says: July 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm wow… i want to see it personally.. I'm not good at painting or any arts.. but i really love arts and painting and Leonardo is my favorite artist.. Reply Morgan Hull says: July 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm HOW IS IT THAT NEITHER OF THEM KNOW….NOT JOHN.. THAT IS MARY MAGDELENE AND JESUS~THAT LEONARDO PAINTED? THE V MADE BETWEEN THEM IS THE SIGN OF THE SACRED FEMININE . THE HOLY GRAIL WAS THEIR DAUGHTER'S BLOOD CARRIED ON THRU MARRIAGE IN KING MERIVINGIAN'S ROYAL FAMILY IN FRANCE. IT WAS KEPT A SECRET, OF COURSE. ITS NOT A CHALICE. Reply John94709 says: July 20, 2019 at 4:46 am In the bible, Jesus said that it is a disgrace for a man to have long hair. (1 Corinthians 11:14) Yet in every portrayal of him, he has hair like Ted Nugent. Something doesn't add up there. Reply Owen TanKW says: July 20, 2019 at 9:54 am S Reply Neil Lorenz says: July 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm Leonardo painted the last supper was in about 15th century,but it was art and his imagine about the last supper,did not proof anything.he could painted according what he thought that time. Reply Linda McLean says: July 21, 2019 at 4:13 am Wonderful Reply baranex says: July 22, 2019 at 8:43 am Leonardo was a gay. Reply Valencia Fouther says: July 22, 2019 at 11:28 am And laide open the booke of the Law, wherein þe heathen had sought to paint the likenesse of their images.” Reply Jay Del Rosario says: July 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm KINGDOM BRITISH PARLIAMENT BELARUS REPUBLIC OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDERS TURKEY ICELANDIC SAUDI ARABIAN JORDAN. PORTUGAL AUSTRIA ROMANIA LITHUANIA ITALIA AMERICA MONACO ESPAÑA NORTHENLANDS TRINIDAD Reply WildWestNeko says: July 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm In the documentary is no mention of a copy of this affresco, in the St Ambrogio church in Ponte Capriasca, Switzerland. The artist made some modifications, especially to the room's ceiling, walls and background, but it is still a good representation and in good conditions. Reply used condom says: July 23, 2019 at 3:12 am thanks Reply Andre Martins says: July 23, 2019 at 3:49 pm That's not Milan in the beginning of the video, that's the city of Porto in Portugal. Who's fact checking these videos? Reply Andrea Washnak says: July 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm What a insight of the last supper, never knew that their is a copy. Now on my bucket list Reply Documentary Point says: July 24, 2019 at 5:22 pm Enjoyed the opening motif √. Reply jqdizon Ofman says: July 25, 2019 at 5:01 am Leonardo man it don't sound son of man? Reply jqdizon Ofman says: July 25, 2019 at 5:03 am What is the start of last name is Dizon of man how's that ? I'm like tornado like how fast earth move? Reply Trisha Sagacious says: July 25, 2019 at 7:03 am Superb!👏👏 Reply Commendatore says: July 30, 2019 at 9:08 am lovely documentary! i hope you guys from DW Documentary will make similar documentaries in the future or make docu's about historical figures as Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Beethoven and so on Reply Tokuto Sumi says: July 31, 2019 at 8:06 pm 2 minute ad is not fair youtube Reply Keyu Chen says: August 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm Background music is too loud Reply wtbofnc says: August 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm Why not just tell the world how the painting was performed in Hohenschwangau Castle? Reply erik mati says: August 6, 2019 at 8:24 am wow 8.6.19 Reply Gappy's World says: August 7, 2019 at 5:36 am My reaction when painting was found was same- OH MY GAWD Reply Daniel Johnson says: August 9, 2019 at 8:13 am Really looked like? You would not know today it has been restored so many times you cannot see the original. It’s annoying and you have way too many commercials.. thanks for being greedy. Reply Starr Penguin says: August 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm Mom:buys random expensive Jesus picture Me: sees last supper that looks really familar…..Looks closely at painting O MWAH PENGUINS :O Reply Alexandria CM says: August 12, 2019 at 11:44 am More deception by the Masonic, Luciferian Catholic church. To start with that is no John, that is Mary Magdalan, and hidden in the painting is the baby of Mary and Jesus/Yeshua, since they were married at the time this painting was done. Mary and the baby are the Holy Grail. And Di Vinci belonged to a secret society to protect the secret of Christ, and that was the marriage of Jesus and Mary, and the baby. The right full Monarch. Something the Vatican did not want made public and did everything to tarnish the name of Mary, but now the truth is being revealed, and the original hanging on the wall in France holds many secrets. Reply Friedo Hubert says: August 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm What secret? There are no secret at all. Last supper is just only Leonardo's vision about the event, and however he interpreted the history of Jesus and 12 disciples. Leonardo lived 1.5 thousand years after Jesus and somehow we would say that he know "the real" story? Such irrelevant perspective. Reply Mary Alex says: August 14, 2019 at 10:19 am Wow! Beautiful documentary! Reply Carol Habib says: August 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm I never see a documentary like yours, this way that you produce a documentary It's amazing. Thanks a lot BRAZIL Reply Francesco Gianin says: August 17, 2019 at 6:52 am I would just like to say that he is wrong when he says that the Duchy of Milan was the most powerful city-state in Italy, in the 15th century. The Republic of Venice was more powerful than Milan, for sure. Their monopoly of trade with the east and their powerful oversea possessions meant that this Republic was an important state, not just within Italy, but also within Europe. Reply mandy lory says: August 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm Has any ever thought, maybe it was Leonardo lack of a proper formal education that made him think outside the box? Reply Nunya .Bidness says: August 18, 2019 at 7:52 pm Love this documentary! It was so splendidly done! Thumbs up! Reply NessaJ Arcilla says: August 19, 2019 at 9:38 am i think keeanu reeves will be leonardo de vinci in movie Reply JESSICA RENE' HEFLEY says: August 21, 2019 at 10:13 am There ought to BE A LAW you have to prove what you KNOW AND SAY AND NOT TAKEN lightly by some people whom truly BELIEVE or know but then the Holy Bible becomes a real thing nobody can copy and just not a BOOK AND insanity is not a bad THING AS YOU OVERCAME AND KEPT GOD IN ALL THINGS IS POSSIBLE WITH TRUTH OF JESUS WORDS NOBODY CAN UNDERSTAND AND OH WELL. Reply donal heffernan says: August 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm I think Prof. Jean-Pierre Isbouts Freudian slip is spot-on when he himself describes his 'band-wagon' documentary as an "incredible" story, i.e., not credible, unbelievable. Released coincidentally just in time to cash in on the anniversary commemorations world-wide of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, he tries to develop half-truths and conjecture into a fabricated tale of 'supposin', supposin'.. When he eventually shows the object of his affection (affectation) it turns out to be nothing new. Yes, it is a replica, a copy, another artists impression of the famous mural/fresco, but it is not a Leonardo original. Put the two side-by-side and do a 'spot-the-difference' comparison. You will find that essential details have been altered, or left out altogether, a cardinal sin when it comes to art-work analysis. There have been many of these imitations, made by those who wish to associate themselves with it and thereby gain from it. This one is well-known, has been a subject of interest over the centuries because of its use as a reference when carrying out restorations. But it is NOT by Leonardo. Isbouts does not even bother to provide irrefutable proof of his speculative assertion. Isbouts did not find or discover these copies. They have been known, and written about during those centuries. There are many 'experts' who try to profit by such idealised convictions, to gain fame by association. However it does pay not to be misled by them. Reply donal heffernan says: August 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm The 'Cenacolo" or "Ultima Cena" was Leonardo's Italian interpretation, not a factual Biblical version of events. He used his personal copy of the vulgate Bible by St. Gerome as a reference. The items he depicted, well, that's called artistic license, complete with bread 'boules'. Did they have wine glasses back then, as shown? Probably not. (Note how all the glasses have the same amount of wine in each? If they were not made of glass we would not know that. So Leonardo did that on purpose. It is up to us to work out what he meant by that well thought out detail). Of course, then there would have been no cups, which would make it very awkward and inconvenient for Grail hunters. Besides who was it, among these holy men, who had the fiscal foresight, the brainwave,- "well, if I take the glass that Jesus used and store it away for posterity it'll be worth an absolute priceless fortune someday? But, no, I'd better not, he's going to be doing transubstantiation in a minute and I'd better concentrate on that crucial historical event". Reply Gaulbert Dsouza says: August 22, 2019 at 3:46 pm Praise the Lord Jesus Christ and mother Mary for giving us artist Leonard da Vinci and giving him vision of last supper of Jesus Reply Andre Wilson says: August 23, 2019 at 2:10 am Its devastating because no one in that painting was truly Caucasian!!!! Reply ass says: August 24, 2019 at 10:10 am Tx DW for such compelling and mindblowing documentaries. Thanks from India Reply jewel and friends says: August 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm DW DOCUMENTARY is the BEST! Very interesting. Thanks for this precious knowledge about Da Vinci Reply LTrain 45 says: August 25, 2019 at 10:57 am 7:09 those "horizontal lines" don't match up with the actual physical lines and definitely don't all connect at s single point. Reply Sarah Xx says: August 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm So was the artist at the last supper?? Obviously not so he draw something he saw from his imagination. So someone tell me what the fuss is about?? Common sense people!! Reply Jessica Moores says: August 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm Sweetness!! I never knew! Thank You Very Kindly 👏💕😘 Reply Pradeesha R. Chandran says: August 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm Loved it ❤️ Reply no one says: August 27, 2019 at 11:04 am is it just or does this guy sound like ryan renolds Reply Shermanita Pegross says: August 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm It was obvious that he couldn’t read because the Bible gives a description of the lord and that’s a lie. Rev 1:14 KJV. Lies, lies, more lies!!! You always say it doesn’t matter so if it doesn’t tell the truth! Reply Salv Herr says: August 31, 2019 at 11:01 am I have 1 question. So did the last supper really occur? Or was just an idea for a portrait? Reply Hehe Hehe says: September 1, 2019 at 5:19 am typical italians….do a good thing in a shitty way in a shitty place and give no fucks, let it rot. who gives a fuck…sea, food, wine. va bene Reply Nazanin Beikpoorian says: September 1, 2019 at 7:39 am 👍 Reply Raelspark says: September 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm One thing I find a little strange — we usually think of Holy Grail as a wine cup or chalice. Those are Not on the table.This is wine, but it is in GLASSES. I don't think Jesus and company had wine in clear glasses 2,000 years ago.In the 1500s wine glasses must have been common. So Da Vinci painted glasses instead of opaque cups. What do you people think? Reply Macc Viloria says: September 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm No.theres more that you dont know about the painting was that da Vinci first painted the images in a complete details sitting without the long table.Adding the table after the final touch.Also da Vinci made to hang his hand tied to a line nailed on the wall to get a relax steady hand to draw. Reply fit_ girl_52 says: September 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm i think it was funny everyone at that table was black not one was white. Reply Dee B says: September 2, 2019 at 6:46 pm Dot dot Reply Lucho Rodrigo says: September 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm italy dont exist at that time! so dont say all italy! Reply Abraham Philip says: September 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm The Gnostic Di Vinci painting is today preserved in a Catholic Convent, for the reason that the truth of the painting looked at through the simplicity of the mind of Christ reveals it not to be the last supper as envisioned by Gnostic Di Vinci, but reveals the "Marriage Supper of the Lamb" , with the lamb sitting in the center beside whom sits the Glorious Woman of Revelations 12, surrounded by the beloved Stars of her Crown., the first fruits of the Lamb, on whose names are the foundations of New Jerusalem, prophesied to come down from God , uncut by hand . Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.