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“Having spent three years studying Renaissance art and architectural history and many years attending the fair in Milan, it’s odd that I never made time to book a viewing of da Vinci’s Last Supper painting for Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d'Este in the Sante Maria delle Grazie. This year a friend suggested we do it, and it was well worth the wait. The light coming through the parapets above the apostles’ heads was glorious, and the pomp and pageantry to gain access to the painting (a series of vacuum chambers) adds to its mystique and mythology. However it was its quiet assuredness that I found most inspiring, its not having to compete with everything that was going on outside.”