01 April 2010

It is Maundy Thursday so I thought I'd post my favourite image of the Last Supper by Salvador Dali. I like the surrealistic nature of the interpretation more than the blond Jesus. To me, the imagery is meditative and full of Spirit.

I remember the first time I saw this painting on a school field trip to the Washington DC National Gallery. It moved me as a child then and I bought the postcard as a souvenir. To my mind's eye it was such a stark contrast to the more wildly popular daVinci Last Supper. Here the disciples are all interiorized in prayer as opposed to the other where they all seem to be despairing or clamouring for Jesus' attention when he tells them "One of you will betray me".

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