ANDREA DEL CASTAGNO
(b. 1423, Castagno, d. 1457, Firenze)
Last Supper (detail)1447
An extraordinary element of this fresco is the remarkable balance of gestures and expressions, particularly in the group of figures in the centre of the composition, where the innocent sleep of St John to the left of Jesus is contrasted to the tense, rigid figure of Judas sitting opposite.