Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Italian name for the last supper of Jesus and his disciples, a favorite subject with painters. Important examples are the pictures by Leonardo da Vinci at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, by Andrea del Sarto at the convent of San Salvi in Florence, and by Tintoretto in the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
“S. Maria delle Grazie at Milan (Bossi, "Del cenacolo di Leonardo daVinci", Milan, 1910; Sant 'Ambrogio, "Note epigrafiche ed artistiche intorno alla sale del Cenacolo ed al tempio di Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano" in "Archivio Storico Lombardo", 1892).”
“The vaulted ceiling was rudely frescoed to represent the open heavens -- the work of a brother whose brush was more devout than cunning -- and there was the inevitable cenacolo above the Abbot's table at the upper end of the room.”
“The feeling of the _cenacolo_ blent here with feelings of Ruth's cornfields, and the white square houses with their flat roofs enforced the illusion.”
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