The Last Supper leonardo Da Vinci

The Last Supper Reconstruction - Copyright © 2019   Kiyoshi Bando

The Last Supper - Leonardo da vinci

No one has ever seen true the Last Supper. Is the Last Supper really masterpiece?
Original color wsa lost, almost the important fragments have fallen.
Only an outline exists.
"Masterpiece?" Is the great stain a great masterpiece? 
What is true the Last Supper?


digital restoration of the last supper

Digital restoration of the Last Supper Details-1

Digital restoration

I began digital restoration of The Last Supper 14 years ago.

At that time, Pinin Brambilla Barcilon finished restoration of The Last Supper, on 28 May 1999.
She removed everything that had been added after Leonardo finished the painting in 1498.
The restoration is an extremely wonderful work, but I have many grievances against The Last Supper.

The color, shape, details, contrast, atmosphere...

There were few things which I could be satisfied with, then I started digital restoration of The Last Supper on 2002.
A decade later, the digital restoration was finished and I uploaded the images to the website.


last supper digital restoration

Digital restoration of the Last Supper Details-2



last supper digital restoration3

Digital restoration of the Last Supper Details-3






Reconstruction of The Last Supper - Judas -

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Project of the Salone dei Cinquecento - 2016.10.2

Salone dei Cinquecento

My final goal is "The Battle of Anghiari"

It was about 20 years ago that I went to the Salone dei Cinquecento for the first time.
The room is magnificent and luxurious. The fresco of Giorgio Vasari is powerful, too.
Unfortunately, the position of the picture is too high and is hard to appreciate it.

The several attempts made to find Da Vinci's original work behind the Vasari fresco have so far been inconclusive.

I believe that The Battle of Anghiari of Leonardo exists in somewhere in this room.
In 2016, I began the reconstruction of the The Battle of Anghiari and The Battle of Cascina by Michelangelo.



Reconstruction of The Battle of Cascina

[ left ] Reconstruction of The Battle of Cascina, 02/10/2016

The Battle of Cascina is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

 October 02 2016

Early Mona Lisa

Leonardo repeat retouched or altered Mona Lisa on a long term basis.
More especially the veil stands out, it gradually increased toward the right and left both sides.
She was originally slim and simple, showing individual characteristics of Leonardo's manner of th costumes.

Out line of the Mona Lisa - Right handRemove the veil - right hand of the Mona Lisa

removed the veil - right



Out line of the Mona Lisa - left handEarly Mona Lisa

out line - left
Early Mona Lisa



New discovery, the pillars were displacement.

There are traces of the pillars in the upper part of the current pillars. Raphael made a sketch exactly.


Raphael's sketchMona Lisa in 1504 - first plan

Raphael's sketch
Early Mona Lisa - upper pillar type




Trace of the pillar1trace of the pillar2

- more - April 29 2016

Lost masterpiece, Leda and The Swan


Leda and the Swan - Reconstruction [ left ] Reconstruction of the Leda and The Swan

Leda and the Swan is the lost masterpieces by Leonardo. It is obviously, Leonardo began the Leda and the Swan before 1504, Firenze. But unfortunately the original cartoon was lost. However the picture is known from many copies, of which the earliest are probably the Spiridon Leda, perhaps by a studio assistant and now in the Uffizi, and the one at Wilton House in England. Other copies by Leonardeschi include:   Fernando Yanez de la Almedina,  Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (previously at John G. Johnson Collection, 1917),   Giampietrino,  from the collection of the Marquis of Hastings. 

- more - September 20 2015