Sunday, November 04, 2012

Andy Warhol

The Last Supper 1986 
6 October - 11 November 2012 
@ Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

The Last Supper is one of the best loved subjects in art. The earliest images of it date from the end of the fifth century. Warhol’s source of inspiration was the monumental fresco by Leonardo da Vinci (1498) in the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, possibly the most famous of all representations of this subject. 
In 1986 Warhol made a series based on this fresco, as a commission for an art dealer, and the series was displayed opposite the Santa Maria delle Grazie the following year. Soon after this exhibition, on 22 February 1987, Warhol died in New York. 
LINK Nieuwe Kerk Ams

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