TheFirstLast Plautilla Nelli Painting Restoration

Mar 23, 2017 1842

The first woman artist of Florence painted the first and only known “Last Supper” by a woman.

When Plautilla Nelli painted her large-scale masterpiece depicting the Last Supper in the 1570s in Florence, Italy, she was doing something no woman before or after her had ever done. But this painting requires restoration or risks being lost forever. Artists like her defied gender norms with their very actions. Let’s restore her masterpiece together: by giving Nelli her voice, we change our perspective on history.

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