GHIRLANDAIO, Domenico
(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)

Last Supper (detail)

c. 1486
Fresco
San Marco, Florence

The apostles react in a variety of ways to Christ's words that He will be betrayed. While the disciple on the right appears to be asking: "It is me, Lord, who will betray you?", the one on the left is gazing sadly at his hands. The artist offers additional proof of his sensitive powers of observation through his playful depiction of the glass vessels on the table: through one glass carafe, we can see hands resting on the table behind, and through another glass we can see a carafe.




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