23 March 2008

The Last Supper














The inspiration for this particular post is several fold. I have written recently on Tempo's decision to publish a satirical rendition of Soeharto and his family in a pose resembling that of the "Last Supper" (not in the above collection) based on a painting by Da Vinci (the first of the pictures above). For this little indiscretion Tempo apologized.
The second inspiration that brought this back into my mind was a posting on Carl Parkes' blog, FriskoDude, which had re-posted some of the pictures above from another blog by Jeremy Barker, Popped Culture. I would recommend both blogs to you, my loyal readers. Both are excellent in my mind and well worth a read.
The final inspiration is that it seems like an opportune time with it being Easter and all!
The point of this post is that a sense of humour is a wonderful thing and the ability to laugh at ourselves is useful outlet for us to come to terms with the idea that not everything in life has to always be serious!
I am sure that the depictions are likely to offend some. But my original point in my posts before is that the original by Da Vinci is the artists interpretation of how he figured the Last Supper must have gone down.
There has been endless debate about the imagery and the meaning of the painting, but when it is all said and done it is a piece of art. The other renditions of the Last Supper making use of pop culture highlight that if nothing else Da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper lends itself to myriad of interpretations.

10 comments:

treespotter said...
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treespotter said...

i mean to say you missed the best one of them all here

Rob Baiton said...

There are lots and lots of them...

Leonardo Da Vinci said...

Muy creativo el montaje alrededor de la ultima cena de Leonardo. Los genios tienen esa virtud, hacerse siempre notar.

Therry said...

i love the simpsons' one the best heheheh

Therry said...

saw the lego version. nope, still liking the simpsons best.

Ecky said...

Same as Therry, I like the Simpsons' compare to others.

Btw, I don't mind with the link, feel honor that you put my blog in the same list as other great blogs :)

rimafauzi said...

people should not be offended by things like these or the danish cartoons, people need to have a reality check (of the fact that God - if it really exists at all - being the Allmighty, does not need human protection or defense. second, they also need to lay back and relax, inject some sense of humor..
mm.. if only it was possible..

but i enjoyed this entry though, makes me wanna look for funny jesus cartoons and post it on my blog, maybe it'll up my blog traffic
lol

treespotter said...

dude, where have you been??