|S. Maria delle Grazie, Milan|
We looked at Da Vinci's The Last Supper. We first enjoyed looking at the different faces of Jesus and the apostles. Then we looked at the details of the tablecloth, the folds of the robes and the architecture.
We noticed the ways in which Jesus is the focus of the picture. First we noticed all the ways in which the arms, hands and poses point toward Him.
|One-point Perspective in The Last Supper|
Then we noticed how the architectural features -the ceiling, windows and the table -all slant to the center.
This is called One-point perspective.
This is when there is one point that all the lines in the picture converge, called the vanishing point. We chose this time for the boys to work on the worksheet on this from their History Portfolios.