Daniel Chirom (born 1955, Argentina)
Leonardo and The Last Supper
Under commission to Ludovico il Moro
I did “The Last Supper”, in careful detail, over a period of three years.
I made not a single mistake
– it was my intention that Christ and his apostles
would be disintegrating over time.
When perhaps the Supper is to be served again
another Ludovico will order me to re-do it
– at least until the wine runs out.
I trust in the eternal thirst of humankind.
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Ludovico il Moro was Duke of Milan, and a patron of the arts.
In 1496 he commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint “The Last Supper”
on a wall inside a Dominican convent. Da Vinci did not use
traditional fresco techniques, rather he experimented.
His method, and the paints he used, have not stood the test of time;
the mural has had to be restored repeatedly.
Translation from Spanish into English: Alexander Best
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Daniel Chirom (nace 1955, Argentina)
Leonardo y la última cena
Por encargo de Ludovico el Moro
deletreé durante tres años la Última Cena.
No cometí ningún error,
fue mi voluntad que Cristo y sus apóstoles
se fueran desintegrando con el tiempo.
Cuando la Cena sea nuevamente servida
otro Ludovico me encargará rehacerla
hasta que el vino vuelva a escasear.
Confío en la eterna sed del hombre.
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