The Last Supper Painting Analysis

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Description:

The painting The Last Supper, was done by Jacopo Tintoretto. It was created around in 1519 and 1594. It is oil on canvas, 12’ 18’ 8”, and it is housed in the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, northern Italy. The purpose of this painting is to illustrate miracle of Eucharist- the transubstantiation of earthly into divine food. During this period, the Catholic Reformation was in fully swing. This painting illustrated the importance of this sacrament to the Catholic doctrine.

Analysis:
I have seen this painting all throw out my childhood, my grandmother had this painting on her wall. Indeed, as a child I had no clue of the meaning of this painting, or what it represented. However, as an adult I have gained a greater understanding of this painting. In this painting there is a great deal of darkness. On the other hand, all the disciples had halos around their heads, and Jesus had the brightest of them all. The illumination of Jesus shows how important he is. In addition, in the painting he is seen feeding one of his
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In fact, in this painting the artist focused on the spiritual aspect of things not the human side. Tintoretto, focused more on Jesus giving his blood and body in the form of bread and wine to his disciples. He showed how significant this event was, and how important it was.

Judgement:
I think The Last Supper, by Jacopo Tintoretto is a beautiful painting. The way he depicted the last supper, was just breathtaking. It makes you think about life, it put things in perspective. Furthermore, I think this painting is very successful in delivering the message it wanted too. As a matter of fact, this painting means a lot to me. My grandmother used this painting as a way to teach me about the last supper. As a result, I think that this painting is powerful, elegant, and groundbreaking. For this reason, I will not change anything about this

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