A full day in Florence with 12 good men and 1 bad one sitting round a table – a Last Supper Tour 

A very exciting day in Florence as I have arranged to do a full tour of as many different sites across the city on the same day to get more chance to compare and contrast the many last supper paintings.

 

To find out more about the last supper paintings I have devoted a whole page to the different ones.

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Plautilla Nelli – the Nun who started a Women’s Art Movement in Florence in the 1500’s – now stronger than ever.

Suor Plautilla Nelli (1524–1588) is the first-known female Renaissance painter of Florence, Italy. It is not possible to confirm that the portrait, shown below, is the painter who chose to become a Nun and entered the Convent of St. Catherine of Siena in Florence,...

An evening with Violante

One of the things that I love best about Florence is that there is always somewhere interesting to go to see something different, and learn more about it. The Advancing Women Artists Conference on Thursday 20th October, at which we were introduced to the newly...

In the Convent of the Socks – I have found another Last Supper in Florence – this time by Franciabigio.

I just love it! - a Convent named after a piece of clothing as lowly as a sock! In fact this "sock" was a piece of cloth worn over the shoulder of the Gesuati Friars , a Dominican Order, which refers to the  monks of St. Justus, ( not to be confused with the Jesuits)...

A change of plan for Giovanni Antonio Sogliani

Giovanni Antonio Sogliani 1492 - 1544 According to VASARI in his famous Lives of the Artists Sogliani was an apprentice to Lorenzo di Credi for more than 20 years - this would seem an incredible length of study by any standards, but it might explain why his work is...

Moroni – Last Supper on show in Royal Academy

Moroni - His 1569 painting of the Last Supper on show in Royal Academy     This painting is very different from the usual scenes of the Last Supper , those that are completed in fresco on the walls of the Cenacolo of a Monastery or Convent so the walled-in ones can...

The Apostles According to Rembrandt

The Apostles According to Rembrandt   This seasons 'must see' Exhibition at the National Gallery in London is Rembrandt - the Late Works . There are no queues round the block as there were for Leonardo da Vinci a few years ago, but there are significant queues, and...

A full day studying 12 good men and 1 bad one – The Last Supper Tour in Florence

A full day in Florence with 12 good men and 1 bad one sitting round a table - a Last Supper Tour with two lovely ladies. A very exciting day for me in Florence on Friday as I have always wanted to do a full tour of as many different sites across the city on the same...

Spine tingling Sacred Music recorded in a Church

Federico Maria Sardelli  Is a Florence based  Italian conductor, Historicist composer, musicologistand flautist. He is the founder of the baroque orchestra Modo Antiquo and has made more than forty recordings as soloist and conductor, some of them in co-production...

Andrea del Sarto -Oh but a man’s reach must exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for?

I have been in London this week with a friend who wanted to see as much as our National Gallery had to offer - which essentially meant that we spent the day there - naturally we saw many famous and wonderful images but the one which really struck me forcefully was the...

I wonder about Walnuts!

Earlier this month on a visit to the Cenacola di Ognissanti on Borgo Ognissanti,  Meriel and Alison asked me about the meaning of the walnuts on the table of the Last Supper by Ghirlandaio and as nothing was put into a Renaissance painting without a reason - I was...

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