The Last Supper Scan

by Dave Weller

Leonardo DaVinci’s mural painting, The Last Supper, can now be viewed up-close by anyone on the Internet. The Italian imaging firm HAL9000 has posted a 16 billion pixel digital scan of the famous work on their website You’re able to zoom in on specific areas of the image as if you were standing right in front of it.

The original mural measures 15 ft. × 29 ft. and can be found on a wall of the refectory (dining hall) in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. DaVinci began working on it in 1495, and finished The Last Supper in 1498. He was a known procrastinator and did not work on the mural continuously during that period.

It’s amazing to analyze.