More About The Last Supper
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is known to be a reactionary painting of when Jesus declares betrayal.
The surprised expressions on the face of all his apostles who have just discovered that somebody amongst them is going to betray Jesus.
Food plays an important role in the painting as it shows Jesus pointing to bread and wine.
According to Christianity, bread symbolized the body of Jesus and wine the blood. These element serve as a reminder of Jesus to his disciples.
Both Jesus and Judas are seen pointing to a plate of silver that while Jesus utters the word “He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.”
Judas hands are moving toward the dish but his body is looks like he is instinctively backing away with his face shadowed to symbolize that the betrayal has been done.
The faces of each disciple tells a story and Leonardo Da Vinci has mastered to express love, fear, indignation, greed, confusion through their faces. In fact, Judas’ face is so well painted, that his astonishment, hatred and treachery reflect clearly.
The painting has a string of symbolism and is often considered as one of the most studied paintings of Da Vinci.
There have also been a rise of conspiracy theories around the painting, thanks to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.
But ultimately, the painting remains a climactic scene of a classic whodunit novel.
Symbolisms like Judas twisted head, that predicts the eventual suicide by hanging; The three windows at the back symbolizing the Holy Trinity; The use of small tables for a large number of people to add to the chaos.
Typical Leonardo Sfumato has been used to add excessive drama and suspense to the painting.
The use of chiaroscuro which a gradual ombre from light to dark and use of sharp outlines, altogether match to increase the theatrics of the painting.
Each detail, each subject and each expression is intricately woven to give an edge to the painting.
Achieving something to this level during the Renaissance could only have been a work of a Master.
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