painting critics

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper (1495-98)

Tintoretto, The Last Supper (1592-94)

Peter Paul Rubens, The Last Supper (1630-31)


  1. Explain the use of linear perspective in each painting.
  2. Where is the vanishing point? The focal point?
  3. Explain the use of implied lines in each painting.
  4. Explain the division created by the table in each painting.
  5. Explain the use of movement in each painting.
  6. Describe the use of light and dark contrast.
  7. Describe color relationships in each painting.
  8. Which painting is more complicated in its composition? Explain.
  9. After reviewing questions 1-8, which painting is a more classic statement of the event and why?
  10. Which painting conveys a stronger sense of emotion and why?

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