Exercise 101 – Camille Brown

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy is one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture. The church was started by Guiniforte Solari in 1463, and then finished by widely renowned Italian architect Donato Bramante in the late 1400's. While the building is a piece of art itself, it is also home to Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper", located on the north wall. If you'd like to see more of the building or it's interior, here's a link to an article of its history.


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  1. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a beautiful structure. I love the intricate structures and painted details. It is a worthy home for the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting.

  2. I didn’t know the last supper was in this church. My favorite class last semester was renaissance art history and a lot of the things were when over were coming back to me scrolling through the pictures. I’m curious, what piqued your interest in this church?

  3. What an amazing piece of history that building is. The famous and beautiful artwork in the interior and how beautiful and colorful the outside is as well. I love the shape of the windows with the arcs and circles. It is a true piece of History but it is a more a work of art.

  4. The building itself is beautiful but to have a famous history behind it is just incredible! I love how the structure of the building looks simple but it is actually complex but still beautiful!

  5. The Church of St. Mary overturned my stereotyped influence on the church. I used to think that churches had a big window in the shape of a cross, and then a cross would be built on the roof to show that it was a church, but I didn’t see it in Santa Maria church. On the contrary, I was attracted by its cool design.

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