The photographic mosaics by Maurizio Galimberti that «deconstruct» Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper

It’s dedicated to the masterpiece of Leonardo the photographic mosaic project Leonardo’s Last Supper signed by Maurizio Galimberti, on display at the Gallerie d’Italia in piazza Scala, in Milan, in an exhibition curated by Denis Curti. Maurizio Galimberti, the ‘instant artist‘, as he’s defined, has narrated his personal interpretation of the painting through a series of snapshots which she took in several months of work.

The images in the exhibition are the result of a photographic investigation on a life-sized reproduction of the work, obtained from the Scala Archive, printed with a plotter. For Galimberti it’s been necessary to reproduce the work, because his shooting technique consists in putting the camera in direct contact with the portrait subject to ‘map it’, which it’s an impossible operation for a mural painting as delicate as The Upper Room.

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