The New York Times reflects on the 1966 Florence Flood, which occurred fifty years ago this month, as Giorgio Vasari’s five-panel masterpiece, Last Supper, goes back on public view. The work had been submerged during the flood for over 12 hours, and the restoration of the piece has been ongoing since the floods. Now, the piece goes back on view at the Cenacolo. “It was like bringing back alive a painting that had literally died,” says Marco Ciatti, director of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, where parts of the restoration took place.
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