Santa Maria delle Grazie

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  • Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • View: Raking view of refectory building, with the eastern tribuna to the right

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Title

Santa Maria delle Grazie
View: Raking view of refectory building, with the eastern tribuna to the right

Subject

architecture; Dominicans; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 ; Sforza family

Description

Under Ludovico Sforza and his wife, Beatrice d’Este, the city flourished. Ludovico surrounded himself with the finest artists, in emulation of Lorenzo de’ Medici: he brought Leonardo da Vinci to Milan, and Bramante designed S Maria presso S Satiro (from 1478), S Maria delle Grazie (from 1492) and parts of the S Ambrogio monastic complex. The prestigious project for a new eastern end (tribuna) to the church of S Maria delle Grazie, Milan, was commissioned by the Duke as a mausoleum; work began on 29 March 1492. The basic design, attached to Guiniforte Solari’s Late Gothic nave (1463), seems to have been Bramante’s, although this has not been proved conclusively. The refectory of the convent houses Leonardo's Last Supper.

Creator

attributed to Donato Bramante (Italian architect, 1444-1514); Guiniforte Solari (Italian architect, 1429-1481)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

1463-ca. 1497 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

brick; stone

Type

church; convent

Identifier

leon068x.jpg

Coverage

Milan, Lombardy, Italy; Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2
Gothic (Medieval); Renaissance

Files

Citation

attributed to Donato Bramante (Italian architect, 1444-1514); Guiniforte Solari (Italian architect, 1429-1481), “Santa Maria delle Grazie,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2910.

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