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

100 thoughts on “What did Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” really look like? | DW Documentary”

  1. He didn't apply the painting while the cement is still wet like commonly practised by fellow renaissance members back then, and this caused serious deterioration

  2. This is quite well pieced together, but anyone who knows anything about it will tell you that the men in the red and white historic outfits are in Firenze, not Milano. That is the facade of Florence Cathedral, and those are the banners of the city of Florence. well, never mind!

  3. Stupidest most fraudelent documentary I've ever seen on Leonardo. Ross King not a scholar, he writes comic books for lazy, ignorant people. This docu. full of phoney, comically overdressed performers doing cameos of supposed historical events. Crowning idiocy is at 15:57, just as we are told of Leonardo's skill in recapturing the events of Christ's Jerusalem we get a visual of what. . . ?The Al-Aqsa Mosque! LOL!

  4. Great documentary and really does give one a good idea of what the original looked like. I do not think however that Leonardo had any hand in the first copy.

  5. 28;25 how come there is absolutely no variations in the letters? For handwritten letters this is amazing.

  6. Leonardo D Vinci is ignorant of the bible it is better if Leonardo before he start painting the last supper he conducted a research if Jesus was really long hair. It is unrealistic if he painted the looks of Jesus being a long hair but in fact he was not. And that was true Jesus Christ never had a long hair because according to Jesus if a man have a long hair it is a shame unto him but if a woman have a long hair it is a glory unto her because it gave a long hair as her covering.I would not enjoying even it was painting of Leonardo to see Jesus with a long hair which for me is unrealistic because Jesus surely is not long hair.

  7. This was excellent. I wish they would have showed a bit more detailed view of the Belgian copy, beautifully done work

  8. I love my country so much. Full of beauties. And Firenze is my little amazing breathtaking gem, which has so much art in any minor street that it’s literally an open space museum. Love it. Love living here. Love working in museums surrounded by art everyday. Come visit us, you won’t be disappointed!

  9. This video is quite interesting.
    But I do not understand how these, so to speak, scholars can call this painting a "Fresco", I think they should be more precise. Otherwise if they are not precise I cannot understand the value of their research. This about "fresco" is a grave error when you talk about Leonardo's "Last supper".

  10. 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?

  11. great story, beautiful presentation. Bravo Leonardo ! P.S. "fresco painting", if it ain't broke, don't fix it !

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!💙🐝💙

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. This picture glorifies. Christ as a white man ,he was a fisherman from the Middle East and was most likely dark skinned

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. Oh WOW ! This documentary was so cool and like something else .. the production is marvelous .. thank u for uploading this documentary ♥️

  29. 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.

  30. 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..


  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. And laide open the booke of the Law, wherein þe heathen had sought to paint the likenesse of their images.”


  36. 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.

  37. That's not Milan in the beginning of the video, that's the city of Porto in Portugal. Who's fact checking these videos?

  38. What is the start of last name is Dizon of man how's that ? I'm like tornado like how fast earth move?

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. Mom:buys random expensive Jesus picture

    Me: sees last supper that looks really familar…..
    Looks closely at painting

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. I never see a documentary like yours, this way that you produce a documentary It's amazing. Thanks a lot BRAZIL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *