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The International Journal of Obesity reported in 2010 a remarkable research result related to the “Last Supper”. An analysis of 52 paintings representing the scene of the last supper (the most famous one you can see here in this convent) showed that the past 1000 years the portion, size, plate size and bread size have grown respectively by 69%, 66% and 23%. So Christ and his disciples have been enjoying an ever bigger Last Supper.
The Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie is known for the painting “The Last Supper” by Leonard da Vinci.
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci was painted in and for the refectory of the cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie. You can still see this painting of 460 * 880 cm.
The painting plays an important role in the famous book “The Da Vinci Code” of Dan Brown.
The Dominican church and convent Santa Maria delle Grazie is included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
Linked themes: World heritage