Artist Recreates The “Last Supper” With A Special Message
In all the Gospel accounts, The Last Supper was the event in which Jesus shared his last meal with his Apostles before the crucifixion. Ever since, the event has been a subject of artistic interpretation, most famously done by Leonardo da Vinci himself in his 15th Century mural.
Today, Iain Campbell, artist-in-residence at Glasgow’s St George’s Tron, Church of Scotland, reveals his creation of a Glaswegian version of the Last Supper. It was inspired by the homeless people living difficult circumstances.
Throughout its creation, Campbell painted his masterpiece in public and had this to say of it:
“Painting this in public, folks continually came up to me to chat about it. Again and again they said they were surprised that they look like real people rather than some idealised version of the Last Supper. There’s a sense that there is some real raw stories behind the faces in the painting.”
— I.D. Campbell (@idcampbellart) December 1, 2015
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