Marco Grassi | The New Criterion | 15th January 2017
When Florence was flooded in 1966, Vasari’s Last Supper was one of thousands of paintings damaged. Considered at the time a lesser work its restoration was put at the end of the queue. Just as well – it has taken 40 years for the requisite technology to arrive. A workshop official said “This is probably the only place where you can expect a miracle”. The painting, now re-hung, features in this excellent video (8 min).
Image: Getty Foundation