Why did Leonardo da Vinci paint the last supper?

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Why did Leonardo da Vinci paint the last supper?

The Last Supper:

The Last Supper depicted the array of emotions that surfaced upon learning who would be the betrayer of Christ. Jesus sat on the center, with the disciples grouped into three. The one who tips the salt shaker over was Judas Iscariot, the symbolism of treachery in Eastern culture.

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The mural Last Supper was painted to become the centerpiece of the mausoleum of the Sforza Family. The Duke of Milan himself, Ludovico Sforza,...

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The Last Supper by Da Vinci: Facts & Location

from AP World History: Tutoring Solution

Chapter 16 / Lesson 19
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