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The vanishing point seems to be at the center of the frame, where the parallel lines seem to meet.

I am wondering why the parallel lines of the semi arch are pointing down.

Any pointer would be helpful.

Please excuse my ignorance. Thank you! enter image description here

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The arch is not a painted part of the painting, but a physical part of the room in the Santa Maria delle Grazie above which the mural can be found:

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    Thank you @joachim! – sarbbottam Oct 11 '20 at 19:52
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    The actual fact is that a door was cut right through the painting, so the part referred to was simply removed from the painting. See the Wikipedia page for details. – virolino Oct 14 '20 at 7:02
  • Why is this relevant? – TanZor Oct 17 '20 at 20:53
  • @TanZor - What are you referring to? – rebusB Oct 28 '20 at 0:23
  • Why is it relevant that the arch is not painted? What would be different if it was painted? – TanZor Oct 29 '20 at 7:36

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