Domenico di Tommaso Bigordi called Domenico
Ghirlandaio (1449 Florence- 1494 Florence)
was one of the most popular Florentine artists
of his time. But he also had considerable
skill in the management of complex compositions
and a certain grandeur of conception that
sometimes hints at the High Renaissance.
fresco showing "L'ultima Cena" (The Last
Supper), recently restored, is located in
an area close to the Foresteria (guest-quarters).
This area was designed to host the most
important guests in a separate hall from
the Big Refectory, which was reserved for
theme, already treated by Andrea del Castagno
in Sant'Apollonia, is clearly expressed
here, with formal elegance. There are, however,
many allusive symbols, very precisely described,
in a realism based on the main texts of
Flemish art in Florence, such as the "Trittico
Portinari" by Hugo Van Der Goes.