The Last Supper–as an installation piece?

Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper” is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous paintings.  Depicting the narrative of Jesus in his last days according to the Gospel of John 13:21, this work of art has been interpreted, analyzed, and mimicked countless ways.

However, to the best of mycatholicblog’s knowledge, it has never been transformed into an installation piece–until now.  Avant-garde filmmaker and CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) Peter Greenaway has created a 16 minute short film using lights, sounds, and the latest technology in attempts to “illuminate and reinterpret”  this famous painting.

Greenaway’s “The Last Supper” is just one of a series; the director began re-creating classic works two years ago, starting with Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.”  His re-modeling of DaVinci’s classic however, is the first within this series to be shown in the United States.

Greenaway’s work is set to display at The Park Avenue Armory in NYC from starting tomorrow through the 6th of January.  More information can be found here on the New York Times website.