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What is the history of da Vinci's "The Last Supper"?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. "The Last Supper" was painted by Leonardo da Vinci at the end of the 15th century. It's located in the church and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the Biblical narrative, right before his capture and execution, Jesus prophesized that he would be betrayed by one of his own followers - this prediction occurred at the supper depicted in the painting. "The Last Supper" is noted for its realism and for its emotional illustration of the apostles engaged in a heated conversation following Jesus's announcement of his impending betrayal.


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