Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ is one of art history’s most famous paintings. It captures the moment following Christ’s revelation that one of his apostles will betray him, making this his final meal. Da Vinci’s rendition was prized for its composition, use of perspective and drama – each apostle is enraptured by an emotion: tribulation; shock; gravitas; confusion; disturb.
Da Vinci had never worked at such scale, let alone with the medium of fresco. Before the work was even finished, paint flaked leading Da Vinci to have to repair it on the go. Centuries more of degradation, vandalizing, bombing and restoration means that very little of the “original” ‘The Last Supper’ stands.
In his version, Philippe Le Miere plays with the notions of originality and legacy raised by such an iconic image. As a subject, The Last Supper recurs throughout art history, typically executed at the pinnacle of an artist’s career. For audiences of all denominations, it continues to be a captivating subject – a visual epic that speaks to our enduring interest in parable, betrayal and the Renaissance.
Distorted yet immediately recognisable, Le Miere’s ‘After Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper’ is a portal into the history of art, asking what allows some images to stay despite change all around?
For collectors of contemporary and pop art, this is a fascinating find.
Philippe LE MIERE (1975 - )
'After Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper' 2023
acrylic on canvas
Image Size: 38 x 51 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 51 cm
Signed: Signed lower right Le Miere, inscribed verso Philippe Le Miere, title and date
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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