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Encyclopedia > Santa Maria delle Grazie (Milan)
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Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Renaissance church in Milan built by Guiniforte Solari between 1466 and 1490 on a commission by Dominican monks. Later modifications include work by Donato Bramante in 14921497. Jump to: navigation, search By region Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The Renaissance, also known as Il Rinascimento (in Italian), was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Jump to: navigation, search A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location within Italy Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... Events Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell, Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... Donato Bramante Donato Bramante (1444 - March 11, 1514), Italian architect, who introduced the Early Renaissance style to Milan and the High Renaissance style to Rome, where his most famous design was St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events January 2 - Boabdil, the last Moorish King of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella after a lengthy siege. ... Events May 10 - Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World. ...

The church is famous for the mural of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, although the painting is actually situated in the adjacent Dominican convent; its restoration in the 1990s was very controversial since much of the painting was removed in favor of only the stratum authentically painted by Leonardo, which is much more fragmentary. Jump to: navigation, search A mural by brightens the walls of this air-raid shelters in south London. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Last Supper (in Italian, Il Cenacolo or LUltima Cena) is a mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Lodovico Sforza. ... Jump to: navigation, search Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, anatomist, inventor, engineer, sculptor, geometer, and painter. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...

External links

  • Official website (English version)
  • Leonardo's Last Supper: QTVR

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