Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King is not the kind of book I’m used to reading. Outside of my art history and general history classes in college, I’ve shied away from non-fiction since I’ve graduated. However, that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy a well-written piece on one of my favorite artists. King’s analysis of Leonardo da Vinci’s life, techniques, and motivations had me missing the joy of learning something new.
King goes into great detail concerning da Vinci’s life. I learned about da Vinci’s different commisions leading up to the Last Supper, his background as an artist, and his general outlook on life. But King didn’t stop there. He added in pleasant tidbits about the different cities da Vinci worked in, what was going on politically at the time, and