Bringing Sexy Back
- Jan 26, 2010
No no, it did get shredded. This is just a silly trinket.
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in a new Gigapixel scan
The Last Supper - Attributed to Giampietrino and Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio - Google Arts & CultureThis eight-metre-wide painting is a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, depicting the part of the Bible where Jesus announces at dinner that one of hi...artsandculture.google.com
They sure liked to waste time back then.
In 1796, French forces, under the orders of Napoleon, took control of Milan and used the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie as their stables. The men of these forces would spend their free time throwing rock, bricks, and horse manure at Leonardo's work. 1800 brought a flood that would fill the refectory with two feet of water for 15 straight days. Due to the standing water, the walls absorbed moisture, leading to a thick green mold covering the entire painting.