The last supper
The Deutsches Theater München presents
THE LAST SUPPER
Leonardo Da Vinci
If you would like to attend the exhibition as a family, you can now benefit from our family offer. For every three people (including at least one child up to 14 years) you will receive tickets at the price of 8 € each. To do so, select the discount level “Family” in the webshop. The discount cannot be combined.
A KEY WORK OF ART HISTORY
Our magnificent Silbersaal provides the perfect setting for this extraordinary exhibition. With the picture world Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper, we present a key work of art history. A monumental reproduction on a scale of 1:1 impressively stages the masterpiece. The accompanying show takes visitors through the history of the painting’s creation, composition and reception, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI
The pictorial world of Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper is a unique opportunity to experience this breathtaking painting in an impressive atmosphere. The concept of the Bilderwelten exhibition series, to present masterpieces of art history by means of true-to-the-original reproductions, gives visitors the opportunity to literally get up close and personal with this revolutionary painting and Leonardo’s genius. The monumental reproduction, as well as numerous large-format detail shots, take the viewer into the moving action at the table of the Last Supper. Fascinating character studies, compositional sketches, forerunners and famous copies show why the work was of such central importance to the Renaissance period and is still one of the most famous paintings in the world today. And while the original in Milan, 800 km away, can only be viewed for fifteen minutes for conservation reasons, our museum guests can study The Last Supper in all its facets at their leisure.
At an impressive size of 9 by 4.2 metres, the artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci captured one of the most important moments in the Christian doctrine of faith in the refectory of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The Last Supper, which he painted from 1495 to 1497 on behalf of the Milanese Duke Ludovico I Sforza, is one of his major works. It shows Jesus’ last meal together with his disciples, who had just been given a terrible message: “One of you will betray me” (Mt 26,21). The whole society is in turmoil. Who is the betrayer? “Whether in the outstanding depiction of this highly dramatic moment, the effective composition or the chosen perspective – Leonardo presents here a completely new interpretation of the theme that was already sensational for the time,” explains the scientific project manager of the exhibition Dr Helga Fabritius of the LWL State Museum of Monastic Culture. In the exhibition, large-format cut-outs illuminate the turmoil that goes through the ranks of the disciples after the announcement of the betrayal: uncertainty, bewilderment, anger – like no other, Leonardo knows how to psychologically penetrate his figures and captures the individual gestures and facial expressions of the protagonists in this extreme situation. In doing so, he shows himself to be an outstanding observer and analyst.
A lively audio guide can be accessed free of charge on site via a QR code on a mobile phone.