One of the world’s most well-recognized artworks in history is Da Vinci’s The Last Supper mural painting, which can be found in the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. As the year 2019 marked Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500 years of legacy, artist Nemo celebrated the great painter’s life by bringing his remarkable Last Supper masterpiece to life through “The Grail 2019.”
In February 2019, Nemo Intelligere, who also goes by the name “Nobody, No-one, or No1” found himself passionately pressing clay into his hands. This was the beginning of his journey in creating a life-sized art piece that would make a revolutionary mark in the global art landscape today.
For the longest time, Nemo has carefully studied Da Vinci’s life. His works and the messages behind these are deeply ingrained in Nemo’s mind. To him, Da Vinci was more than an artist. Much of this renaissance artist’s work contains information that greatly helps unveiling mysteries of the ancient world. Indeed, this is what Nemo has done over the last years. He has shared important information with several polymaths, physicists, and decoding experts who have utilized such in exploring ancient mysteries in a California-based research project.
Like Da Vinci, sculptor Nemo started his career as an artist by being an apprentice for another artist. Da Vinci’s first solo commission was The Last Supper painting, which he created for Ludovico Sforza, the then Duke of Milan at that time. It quickly gained attention worldwide, and since then, it has been one of the most significant artworks in the Western world.
Being deeply enamored with Da Vinci’s work, Nemo felt the need to mark his 500th death anniversary through a unique interpretation of his famous mural “The Last Supper.” The sculptor embarked on a very challenging artwork that is the first of its kind. He crafted a life-sized sculpture of the painting in a very unconventional manner.
Nemo named his work as “The Grail 2019” The work is a literal depiction of the mural painting coming to life from the wall where it hangs from. The sculpture perfectly captured the features and expressions of the painting, but this time, in gold.
Seeing Nemo’s sculpture is like seeing Jesus and his disciples leaning forward into the real world from the wall. Indeed, the sculpture is a unique and marvelous sight that is unlike any other. Today, the artwork is housed in a private collection in Connecticut. It is rumored to have been sold and valued at $500,000 to signify the 500th year of Da Vinci’s death.
“No other artist ever mattered more to me. He was something much greater than an artist and that’s what resonates in me,” Nemo expressed when asked about Da Vinci. With that in mind, he holds “The Grail” very close to his heart, and he is in the process of recreating four more sculptures of his most recent masterpiece.