What did Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" really look like? | DW Documentary

2019 ж. 18 Сәу.
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Leonardo's famous painting "The Last Supper" hides a secret: only 20 percent of the original work is still visible.

In the style of a thriller, the documentary attempts to reconstruct what it originally looked like. Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of the Renaissance Man. May 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of his death. The artist created world-famous works such as the fresco "The Last Supper" - perhaps the most famous. It is still in its original setting, on the wall of the dining room of the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The painting, which is 4.60 meters high and 8.80 meters wide, has been undergoing restoration for the last 19 years. But the restorers now know that only 20 percent of the original is visible today. So what did something that is the focus of so many legends originally look like? Our investigation also takes us to the small Belgian abbey of Tongerlo, where a mysterious copy of da Vinci's work has been discovered. It is a painting on canvas that could have been commissioned from da Vinci’s workshop by the French King Louis XII. It has perhaps brought the researchers a step closer to the truth.

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  • Da Vinci is somewhere saying...these people of the modern times are so stupid that they spend so much time and effort for a painting I only think about for couple of hours and has no real meaning.

    D_Bomber 24D_Bomber 24Күн бұрын
  • I would've loved an Italian narrator for da Vinci not a husky American dude lol

    jahd remersjahd remersКүн бұрын
  • Excellent documentary. Old school pacing, interviews, site visits and re enactments. Like the classics of old TV. Plus, first time to know of the Antwerp copy. Niw on ny visit list. Kudos DW.

    wheeliewheelie1wheeliewheelie13 күн бұрын
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  • As an artist I believe they took art too scientifically like if it were some sort of linear work. None of that the mind is incredibly capable of imagining things. When they say "then they discovered 3D" really🤔 I don't think so that's your personal perspective. When they said "that blue comes from Afghanistan" is much more interesting to know what technique was implemented as it's much more realistic to art. *Because methods aren't linears*

    GIVdBGIVdB4 күн бұрын
  • "The search for the last supper" Sounds like me sneaking in the kitchen at 3am

    Aymen DZAymen DZ5 күн бұрын
  • Where's Millon?? 🤔

    David CottamDavid Cottam5 күн бұрын
  • 42 minutes passed so quickly! Wasn't expecting that, great work!

    Evoke MusicEvoke Music10 күн бұрын
  • Im typing on yt: leonardo... Yt: leonardo diCaprio.. me: no, leonardo da vinci.

    Mirfan GuMirfan Gu12 күн бұрын
  • Jesus Christ and apostle John is painted by Leonardo himself. what if the movie the DaVinci code were not fiction at all? 🤔🤔🤔

    P. HabanaP. Habana17 күн бұрын

  • you're telling me this great piece was in my country all this time and I didn't know ???

    Cathy 24Cathy 2420 күн бұрын
  • kind of a great revelation

    Bibhu P BiswalBibhu P Biswal21 күн бұрын
  • Trust DW to come up with the best in whatever they do

    Satoshi NakamotoSatoshi Nakamoto24 күн бұрын
  • these English speakers who pretend to speak Italian in the Italian accent really piss me off

    neatpolygonsneatpolygons24 күн бұрын
  • Brilliant…:. 👏

    Joden AlcorezaJoden Alcoreza24 күн бұрын
  • if i used Grammarly, my literary style would lose its originality. It is the creative genius, and innate knowledge of a large repository of words, and a long life of literature study, that makes a good author, not some AI spellchecker.

    Ajarn SpencerAjarn Spencer26 күн бұрын
  • Peter Gore Seer, I Am Always Surprise With Hollywood, When They Use Actors Like Robert Powell, Who Show Jesus As A Pimp, Looking After His Girlfriend Who Sells Her Body For Profit, So Perhaps De-Vincis Was Claiming That Romes Religion Is Basted On A Pimp Born Of A Virgin,With A Prostitute In Tow Named Mary Magdalene?, And The Last Meal Was Not The Last, But A Evening Of Pleasure.

    peter gorepeter gore26 күн бұрын
  • They look europeans, not semitic people. So it's not real. Fake!

    Pondok TernakPondok Ternak27 күн бұрын
  • after all the adrenaline build up I cried tears of joy at the sight of the Last Supper in good shape

    JR 10JR 1029 күн бұрын
  • He wasn't there!

    james greenjames green29 күн бұрын
  • The elastic anatomy neuroanatomically blush because uncle enthrallingly suffer between a successful acknowledgment. rotten, educated custard

    Francis LazottFrancis LazottАй бұрын
  • And everyone at the “last supper” happened to be white? Bij please, bet the spread was also bland and unseasoned.

    Zoey MicZoey MicАй бұрын
  • This is one of the best videos I've ever watched...I appreciate Leo's art more now.

    Eduardo TrochezEduardo TrochezАй бұрын
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  • Leonardo da Vinci was not in Jesus' time. He painted the Last Supper in 1495 ... more than 1000 years after Jesus died, so its not as if Jesus and the 12 posed for Leonardo, so why is there so much significance on his interpretation of the last supper? He painted what he painted, so all this controversy about the apostle next to Jesus being female and all that is just insignificant to me because the "real" picture might not have looked anything like his painting.

    Florencia WhittierFlorencia WhittierАй бұрын
  • Belgium you are lucky

    Milena FortunaMilena FortunaАй бұрын
  • As an artist - I discovered Linear Perspective when I was 12. Fifty seven years ago. But I never let it over-power the subjects. Instead, I used Linear Perspective as an imperceptible back-drop to "The Moment". Thank, DW Team.

    Moreno FrancoMoreno FrancoАй бұрын
  • Last Supper Da Vinci Amen

    nitin williamsonnitin williamsonАй бұрын
  • I am watching Pravin Mohan now. Why youtube is swithching me to this shit?

    IndiaKino.ruIndiaKino.ruАй бұрын
  • Great historical story of The Last Supper, thank you.

    Betty SuttonBetty SuttonАй бұрын
  • Aside from the Last Supper this documentary is also a masterpiece.

    Maricar MendozaMaricar MendozaАй бұрын
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  • My grandfather was born and raised in Antwerp before moving to Moscow. He was a professional painter. He would paint portraits and that was his source of income. I never met my grandfather but I'm an artist as well.

    Snails Prevail Snails Prevail Ай бұрын
  • Incredible documentary! Thank you so much! ❤️

    Daniela LozovskaDaniela LozovskaАй бұрын
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  • I just saw Timothee chalamet

    Barron ShelleyBarron ShelleyАй бұрын
  • The Question is : was there The One Leonardo? Wasn’t there ? Or was it a compilation of many of an intelligent and rich man in era of Quattrocento ?

    Fleet LeaFleet LeaАй бұрын
  • What a wonderful production. Really first class.

    Bink WillansBink WillansАй бұрын
  • Thankyou DW for this wonderful and informative documentary. 👏🏾👏🏾

    TerrinTerrinАй бұрын
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  • whAT happen to the Holy Grail? its missing in the painting ALERT ALERT Mandela Effect

    Lorenz TanLorenz TanАй бұрын
  • This was interesting but..I thought this was going to be about how the Last Supper depicts blonde haired, blue eyed men in the Middle East and the image of a white Jesus all over the world when he was born and lived in the Middle East. It was interesting regardless though

    T.A.KT.A.KАй бұрын
  • Surely it would be more interesting to know what it tasted like ?

    Baskerville22Baskerville22Ай бұрын
  • She should be beside him

    Gemma Louise RowledgeGemma Louise RowledgeАй бұрын
  • The lady head should be on the fellas face

    Gemma Louise RowledgeGemma Louise RowledgeАй бұрын
  • AH!!!!! GOSH ! REALLY !!! I WAS IMPRESSED INDEED !!! FROM U.K. (2021).

    PMA JudgePMA JudgeАй бұрын
  • A beautiful art of imagination... This might have been... Just for devotional art.. Bravo to his imagination and painting skill.

    Marius yanthanMarius yanthanАй бұрын
  • Leonardo da vinci the BEST👍👍👍

    Pinus NironPinus NironАй бұрын
  • Best presentation of a documentary that I have seen till date..kudos

  • No person's success can ever compare with God's success.

    Ande IrapanAnde IrapanАй бұрын
  • Maybe Jesus from Britain not usa

    moliqule qudrusmoliqule qudrusАй бұрын
  • Astonishing documentary! He could have just googled where the painting was, BUT then it wouldn't be so great a tale!

    MountainsMountainsАй бұрын
  • I used to admire the 'Last Supper' by Leonardo very much. But later I found that the whole painting is a wrong depiction of the last supper. Da Vinci was commissioned to do the painting and he did it. He had no ideas to put into the painting it was dictated to him what to do. I wonder whether he ever read the 'Passion' story in the Gospels. The Last Supper is the 'Passover Meal' and it is the most solemn and sacred festival in the Jewish calendar. This painting looks like a fish market. People looking in every direction except Jesus. The Passover Meal is never to meant to be a question answer session as to ''who will betray me? On Jesus' right hand there is an unknown woman. According to the Catholic Church Mary Magdalene was a CSW and what was she doing on Jesus' right hand. Women were never allowed to sit along with men in Jewish rituals. Women always served. Judas Iscariot is supposed to sit on Jesus right hand because he is the organizer and steward. All the disciples look like betrayers. No one seems to be praying. No hanky panky during the Passover Meal. Besides Jesus had no business to send Judas out on an assignment during the Passover Meal. If Judas got caught he would be stoned to death or impaled. Those who commissioned the painting do not seem to have bothered about these small details. Please correct me if I am wrong. But the documentary was very good.

    donald fernandesdonald fernandesАй бұрын
  • Beautiful, Thank You for the history and Love that went into this Program, God Bless all that put this together!

    joseph Sadowskijoseph SadowskiАй бұрын
  • It power full.

    Watama GeofreyWatama GeofreyАй бұрын
  • Amazing documentary. Only the best from DW.

    ParthParthАй бұрын
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  • The Mel Brooks interpretation is probably the most realistic.

    Kevin UnderdownKevin UnderdownАй бұрын
  • Its not pronouced Mill Arn. Its pronounced Mill Ann

    Titch MoynihanTitch MoynihanАй бұрын
  • 31:31- 31:37....took a lot of descipline to endure the suspense ! Great Documentary.

    Christiana LomoChristiana LomoАй бұрын
  • Thank you for this brilliant documentary on the Master's 'Last Supper'

    Michele DixMichele DixАй бұрын
  • Was that man in Italy? Did he meet Leonardo?! I was there..it was different

    Simone,Simone,Ай бұрын
  • Excellent documentary 👏 👏👏 Seing the original one and the two copies are amazing. Excellent work on tracking down the whereabouts of the copies, seing them, the clarity of the painting, expressions of the disciples and Jesus, it's a transformative art, great storytelling by the Master.

    Grace NGrace NАй бұрын
  • Compelling and intriguing documentary! xx

    Ethereal EchoesEthereal EchoesАй бұрын
  • Im still amazed how renaissance painting are created. It was advance beofre until now. Its realistic, its magnificent

    Ms Pretty KawaiiMs Pretty Kawaii2 ай бұрын
  • FOOLS!!

    warlock machinewarlock machine2 ай бұрын
  • s

    rajan patelrajan patel2 ай бұрын
  • Conspiracy theorist substitute the Pretty JOHN for Mary Magdalene and call it the "holy grail", the greatest secret in all of mankind that Jesus had a wife. 🤦‍♀️. Today MAGA Conspiracy is TRUMP( a pu33y grabber) is sent By Christ 🤦‍♀️

    gary johnsongary johnson2 ай бұрын
  • It is so hard to watch this bullcrap as a Christian. Non believers made this film. You accept paintings, but refuse to accept Christ .

    Medard VIIMedard VII2 ай бұрын
  • the man was so smart it makes me mad

    gaurrika bhandarrigaurrika bhandarri2 ай бұрын
  • Great inventors, pillars in the field of art. LEONARDO DA VINCI.

    Joseph Gitta MusisiJoseph Gitta Musisi2 ай бұрын
  • The Protestant Reformation was a holocaust of art in many parts of Europe. The more radical views of Calvin, Zwingli and others saw public religious images of any sort as idolatry and priceless works of art were systematically destroyed in areas where their followers held sway.

    jotun manjotun man2 ай бұрын
  • I’m enjoying arts and literature and be educated

    Disteh /Disteh /2 ай бұрын
  • This is blocked in the US, probably because they would want to visit the abbey

    Spirit of InquirySpirit of Inquiry3 ай бұрын
  • i heard Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper

    Ying CYing C3 ай бұрын
  • Please watch 13:22/42:26 where that lady gone 😅 very weird

    Mukmin LahMukmin Lah3 ай бұрын
  • The one on Antwerp must be extremely expensive if it goes for auction.

    DimskyDimsky3 ай бұрын
  • *It was so involving that i forgot i watched a 42 minutes video* 👌🏾

    Pro NoobPro Noob3 ай бұрын
    • @DW Documentary Its a great film 🤩

      Pro NoobPro Noob3 ай бұрын
    • What did you think about the film? :-)

      DW DocumentaryDW Documentary3 ай бұрын
  • Fantastic documentary! Thank You DW Doc!

    krazybubblerkrazybubbler3 ай бұрын
    • Hi @krazybubbler, thank you too for watching!

      DW DocumentaryDW Documentary3 ай бұрын
  • For me NONE of Leonardo da Vinci's painting on the Last Supper was correct since it is just a product of his own imagination.

    Alfredo AlborAlfredo Albor3 ай бұрын
  • Was Leonardo da Vinci already present at the Last Supper?

    Alfredo AlborAlfredo Albor3 ай бұрын
  • How did Leonardo know how the 12 look like.was he there that he know what Jesus look like.

    Natalie MizutaniNatalie Mizutani3 ай бұрын
  • that's so true there is a three big tables in the world now as well as three replicas..so amazing discovery.

    Sandra VucelSandra Vucel3 ай бұрын
  • Wow. Great informations. Thanks for sharing the video.

    Art Plus SKArt Plus SK3 ай бұрын
  • There is any circumstances why is people in need details

    popipopi3 ай бұрын
  • The only six I looking for..

    popipopi3 ай бұрын
  • first if they r dare open library belowcatol all nonsense hw far all is true....eeping insidsecret making storiesss patheticc

    Kiran KumarKiran Kumar3 ай бұрын
  • Why English subtitles not working?

    J. M. ShohanuzzamanJ. M. Shohanuzzaman3 ай бұрын
  • WOW!!!!

    CheeseballCheeseball4 ай бұрын
  • Jesus looks magnificent in that painting, you can tell his the BOSS. He looked the most awesome.

    just_janen_just_janen_4 ай бұрын
  • One of the best documentary I've watched

  • Extraordinary!!

    L LawlietL Lawliet4 ай бұрын
  • Done watching. Such a great documentary. Gut gemacht.

    Athena ⚡Athena ⚡4 ай бұрын
  • 🔥🔥🔥

    Kenneth Jun LogroñoKenneth Jun Logroño4 ай бұрын
  • here is the truth @t

    Cali Med StoreCali Med Store5 ай бұрын
  • one of the best documentaries ever !!!

    John mompeJohn mompe5 ай бұрын
  • DW always makes my day . OUTSTANDING . ...And very entertaining . Big smiles to evry1

    Mossy Mossy 5 ай бұрын
  • An excellent documentary on a this most brilliant and mystical work of Leonardo da Vinci. Grace to the King of France we have the opus compositum by Leonardo and his pupils, what a grace. The restoration revealed clearly: Right to Jesus Leonardo painted of course Mary Magdalen and not St. John. This is another hidden story, the Catholoc Church does not speak about, but Leonardo knew it.

    Astrea 7Astrea 75 ай бұрын
  • Why do people paint Jesus as a pretty Boy?

    Rod HansonRod Hanson5 ай бұрын
    • @Lisa truthful i didn't say that Christ was a pretty boy, only the pictures I've seen, they have him with blue eyes,he was a Jew and Jews don't have blue eyes

      Rod HansonRod Hanson2 ай бұрын
    • @Rod Hanson Hi Rod, thankyou for answering me. I don't belive that the shroud is the image of JESUS CHRIST and l can see no likeness to your reference "Pretty boy". I found the real image of Jesus Christ given to me over four years ago. Found in my late parents garage. The LIGHT OF THE WORLD THE third version that toured the World in 1905-1907 to much Aclaim and now resides in St Paul's Cathedral London. This original print, easy over 100 years old, has a mark, this is the Face of Our Beloved LORD . Messiah JESUS CHRIST YAHUSHA If you want l can email you a photo. YAH Bless.

      Lisa truthfulLisa truthful2 ай бұрын
    • @Lisa truthful Hi Lisa,if you look at the image on the shroud of Turin you will know what i mean

      Rod HansonRod Hanson2 ай бұрын
    • @Lisa truthful Christ was a Jew, they are not good looking, I've even seen pictures of him with blue eyes Ha ha

      Rod HansonRod Hanson2 ай бұрын
    • Are you trying to implie something.. YAH BLESS

      Lisa truthfulLisa truthful2 ай бұрын
  • The figure in red next to the man with the grey hair and beard is without doubt a woman, even on the original,badly deteriorated as it is, the figure is unmistakeably that of a woman.

    Sean DobsonSean Dobson5 ай бұрын
    • She has a red shawl. JESUS CHRIST has a blue shawl YAH Bless.

      Lisa truthfulLisa truthful2 ай бұрын
    • Mary Magdalene is dressed in a Blue robe JESUS CHRIST is dressed in Red robe,His Blood which as a Sinner you are washed Clean with. YAH Bless .

      Lisa truthfulLisa truthful2 ай бұрын
  • amazing history

    Kaptenmanuel PhotographysKaptenmanuel Photographys5 ай бұрын
  • This is an outstanding historical documentary! Couldn't even skip a second!

    Kolkatar CheleKolkatar Chele5 ай бұрын
    • Hi @Kolkatar Chele, thank you for watching :)

      DW DocumentaryDW Documentary5 ай бұрын
  • Leonardo had several gay paintings of men nude. Two gay men naked, posing. Since being gay was outlawed. He hid these paintings. These were found over the years in history and got lost also.

    Airforce OneAirforce One5 ай бұрын
  • 6:42 Fililippo Brunelleschi? Or Filippo?

    ffi1001ffi10015 ай бұрын
  • As an artist and art love it is.......big.... magnificent.... and beautiful may God pay you father...

    Moses KamandeMoses Kamande5 ай бұрын