In the Dark Ages, Before there was

Perspective
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Paintings were just a little... off.

Planes and Angles collided, Distance was perplexing and

Size was commensurate with Ego...

 

(who is the most Important Person in this picture?)

(HINT: The one who is almost as big as the Cathedral!)

now, then...

(possibly because derisive laughter is so debilitating...)

Renaissance Painters

began to scorn such presumptuously inaccurate visual inventions!

 

for them the problem was- How to represent Someone Important

without making him the size of a house.

 

 
 

 

It has been boldly proposed that

in essence, The Renaissance was about (a new)

Perspective

and this is why DaVinci's  iconic mural

The Last Supper

has been proclaimed to be the definitive Painting of the Renaissance.

 

Here, the lines of the ceiling and walls direct the eye to a single point.

The head of the Most Important Person

 is unquestionably at the focal point of the painting

without having to use the prop of Exaggerating his Size!

 

so Balance and Symmetry and Proportion might prevail, as it should.

 

The Mural is located in the refectory

 (which is a dining hall, btw)

of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy

In fact, the lines in the room itself

seem to travel into the vanishing point of the painting!

 

Of course, since 1495

Humanity's "taste in art" has changed somewhat dramatically...

nevertheless,  The Last Supper   is Still Iconic!

Not only has it been studied, scrutinized and assigned legendary status worldwide

for it's mystical connection to the Holy Grail, but it's also

 

 one of the Most Parodied Paintings in History!

 

Dallas artist Glen Tarnowski substituted Bugs Bunny for Jesus and other cartoon characters for disciples in his parody of "The Last Supper,"
which he called "The Gathering." (Chuck Jones Gallery)

 

The Last Supper Parodies

 


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And even the Texas Renaissance Festival had it's

The Last Supper
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Yes, Da Vinci's Painting of the Last Supper was Performed onstage!

Interactive Performance Art and Painting by Renaissance Man, Dave Sheppard

from 1989 through the 90's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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