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9 June 2013 Start
9 June 2013 End
2.00 p.m. Time
USA East Building Concourse, Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 3rd and 9th Streets, Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Tel.: (202) 737-4215
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The Accidental Masterpiece: Leonardo and “The Last Supper”

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Author of Leonardo and the Last Supper Ross King will give a lecture on “The Accidental Masterpiece: Leonardo and The Last Supper“.

Although celebrated today as one of the world’s greatest paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper had unusual and inauspicious beginnings. In this lecture, author Ross King discusses the circumstances surrounding the creation of The Last Supper, including Leonardo’s unorthodox painting technique and his relationship with his patron, the Duke of Milan. King will describe how despite never having worked on such a large painting and never having worked with the difficult medium of fresco, Leonardo created the masterpiece that would define him forever.

Book signing of Leonardo and the Last Supper follows.

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