Leonardo DaVinci

When Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which means “Savior of the World,” sold in November 2017 for $450 million, it set a record for any work of art sold at auction! Da Vinci, an Italian Renaissance painter, is one of the most celebrated artists of all time, and one who painted many scenes from the Bible.

One of his most famous paintings, The Last Supper, is a twenty-nine by fifteen-foot fresco of Jesus’s last meal with his disciples before his crucifixion, depicting the moment Jesus says to his disciples that one of them will betray him. The moment is described in the Gospel of John. Da Vinci painted the disciples with emotions ranging from grief and sadness to rage and love.

Share

More Book Minute Features

December 02, 2019

Making Parchment

Scribes charged with reproducing portions of scripture have been called, “the techies of the ancient world.”Utilizing cutting edge technology of their...
November 25, 2019

Lincoln Bible

Did you know that the iconic ”Lincoln Bible” was actually not Lincoln’s personal Bible, but was that used at his inaugural in 1861? Lincoln traveled t...
November 18, 2019

Tyndale Bible

William Tyndale was the first to print the New Testament in the English language in 1526. And ten years later, he was executed for heresy. Tyndale’s N...