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Rembrandt makes da Vinci's "The Last Supper" his own with this chalk study

Apr 24, 2013 2 MINUTES
"The density of lines enhances the extraordinary emotion of the moment."

Curator Dita Amory on an unusually large red-chalk drawing by Rembrandt based on Leonardo's "The Last Supper."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Eileen Travell

Photo of fresco: Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY

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