In the Dark Ages, Before there was



Paintings were just a little... off.

Planes and Angles collided, Distance was perplexing and

Size was commensurate with Ego...

for example:

(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)


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!


May Balance, Symmetry and Proportion prevail!

The Mural is located in the refectory, appropriately,

 (a refectory is a dining hall, btw)

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

In fact, the lines of 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









And even the Texas Renaissance Festival had it's

The Last Supper
Image by

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.







Contact Us


About the Dolls

About the Artist

Doll Catalogue



Link to




Animal Totem Dolls


The Fire Part One

The Fire Part Two
The Recovery



Follow Your Bliss


Back to Home Page


  512-332-6680    cell phone

    PO Box 326       Smithville, TX  78957


See the Wee Peeple

in October and November at the

Check out








Wee Peeple Newsletter Topics


The Strange Story of "Father" Christmas

King Midas Story

 Bottle Doll Tutorial 

Dollmaker Learns


Roman Bacchanalia Weekend




A Shelling Adventure

Wee Peeple Dolls...

the Early Years

Stacking Stones 





You Tube Video

Sacred Datura

The Other Side

Wall Art






Esoteric Pinocchiob>

The Bottle Hunt

Changing Woman



a book-signing with
Peter S. Beagle

Mold Making



The Peabody Ducks




The story oft-

Vasilisa the Brave

Bev Taylor
Woodworker Extraordinaire



The Three Dresses

The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat

The Lady Nevermind

The Bogman Coat



-bottom: 5px;" align="center">  

Crystal Hunting

in Arkansas

Bling Art Doll Gallery


Concentric Circles






Thanks goes out to:

a Free Online Photo Editor




  Hit Web Stats
Fast Counters