The Last Supper

The Last Supper
By Michael Anthony Moynihan a.k.a. Renaissance the Poet

 

Influenced by Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper,” I chose to use stones and amber to represent the Disciples and Mary Magdalena, and  crystal to represent the Christ.

I selected these materials because stones are immutable, i.e., ten years from now, a hundred years from now, a thousand years from now they will still be essentially what they are today. However, their outward appearances may be altered a little bit depending upon what circumstances they face over time. This to me seems equitable with the varying representations of these figures throughout time. Their essences seem to hold static, but their outward appearances and some of the minor interior nuances have tended to shift over time and between cultures. So, the selection of this medium, seems to me, more than satisfactory to represent how these figures are and have been represented differently by different peoples.

In regard to the selection of crystal to represent the Christ, as you can see, the light shines from a source beyond through unto the audience. In all the representations of the Christ that I have been acquainted with is the theme of the Christ being the light: “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (St. John, ch., 1. vs. 4-5). This seems to be very consistent, i.e., the Christ is represented as shining light onto the world. A common and more traditional representation of this is the use of the halo and the crystal medium functions as a comparable representation of this.

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10 thoughts on “The Last Supper

  1. I like Christ being portrayed as the crystal! Dope piece. John 14 got misquoted, it’s” the Way, the Truth and the LIFE” not light. It often is misquoted, but interesting piece nonetheless bro. Thanks for sharing bro!

    1. Thank you for the correction. I had to refer to my copy to make sure, and you are correct. I know that I have heard reference to the Christ as being the light or being a light unto the world or something of that nature.

      Thank you my man. This was a piece for my Art History course.

      1. Do you know of a quote that I can use, I am a little rusty with my verses, and I want to make sure that I am being respectful and correct, that I can use, which mentions Jesus as the light?

      2. For sure bro, thanks for asking fam. John 1:1-9 is a good passage that has a couple verses. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 – In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:1-9 ESV)

      3. Isaiah 60 also has some good references to light, shining forth, for our light has come.

        Jesus is the light of the world, so your right on in that reference, just wanted to clarify that specific verse in John 14.

      4. I knew I heard it and read it, and that it had just been a while. Now, I am nit a Christian, per say, but that does not mean I do not respect people’s beliefs. I meant to do the photograph, the iconography, and the religion justice with this representation and description. That is why I asked for your help my friend. I knew that you would know.

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