To recreate the famous artwork “Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci with my technique of micro-carving on
leather with knives and scalpels, first of all there must be a meticulous study of the drawing techniques that
were used to make the work itself. The perspective is very important, which sees the face of Jesus as the
focal point, from which escape lines depart that make everything three-dimensional and realistic.
The choice of skins is very important: it’s focused on excellent quality and absolute perfection to have the
best possible yield. We also know well that Leonardo’s work of art is made in life-size, measuring 8.8
meters in length by 4.6 meters in height. Since there’s naturally no leather of this enormous size, having to
recreate the exact same dimensions as the original, the work must consist of several panels, wood frames,
with their respective skins framed on each panel. Each panel will have to measure 1.47 meters long and
1.53 meters in height, thus obtaining 18 panels in total, hanging next to each other, 3 rows by 6 columns,
for a result, in fact, of 8.8 m in width x 4.6 m in height.
As already mentioned, the work will be realized with the technique of micro-carving on leather with knives
and scalpels, a unique technique that is based on engraving, millimeter by millimeter, with extreme
precision, on the leather in order to have a photographic and hyper-realistic result. No mistake is allowed,
no erasure can be made. The artwork will be done exclusively by freehand, like all my other works, without
the use of any kind of loophole or facilitation.