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The last supper

June 8, 2004 | Comments (0)

I have first seen this painting of Da Vince as a reproduction by Andy Warhol. During the last years of his life, Warhol created hundreds of paintings with very clear religious themes. According to Dr. Dillenberger, the Last Supper series was Andy Warhol’s last will and testament. She adds:

“Warhol’s contribution was so important. He was incredibly prolific. The number of works he created is beyond imagination. He created the biggest series of religious works of any American artist.”

Da Vinci’s original was painted on the wall of the Dominican convent of Sta Maria delle Grazie with oil. There are a number of things which to not match with the bible:

  • The Painting was Day, the Supper was Night
  • They were Eating Loaves of Bread and Fish
  • There’s no Chalice
  • The is a hand with a knife from nowere

Anyway, next time when I’m in italy I probably try to visit it if possible.

Da Vinci's Last Supper
The last supper; 1495 - 1498; Leonardo da Vinci



Think the hand with the knife 'from nowhere' is quite interesting: Leonardo hints the assassin with this? What the other issues concerns: Is this really the original painting or a result of additions afterwards?

Posted by: :) E.T. at June 9, 2004 11:26 AM

Read the Da Vinci code!!!

Posted by: :) jen at August 18, 2004 9:45 PM

Seriously, read the Da Vinci Code. It's mind blowing!

Posted by: :) Jordan Gambrell at October 27, 2004 10:51 PM

Da Vinci code = 90% fiction. Mind blowing, maybe. Accurate, not. Many of Da Vinci's works showed some definite Johanite and Gnostic leanings but this doesn't show or prove a leaning toward some fictitious templar conspiracy. Love the stories, but desire to believe doesn't make them real...

Posted by: :) SH at May 20, 2010 8:27 PM

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