Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Last Supper

Form IV has completed its depiction of 'The Last Supper' It is a large piece of work incorporating a mixed media approach. The influence of a number of Artists and Art Movemments are evident. Paint is the predominant medium but there is also the interesting inclusion of newspaper collage (reminiscent of early Cubism). The figures themselves are cutouts which echo the work of Matisse who brought the'cutout' to the fore as a viable art form. The bold shapes and strong outlines coupled with a primary colour scheme go some way to replicate Gauguin's work in the early part of the 20th Century and also brings to mind the Pop-art Movement of the 1960s.  The work is put into today's context with a slightly more modern twist to the food items on the table (spot the jar of marmite flying above the head of Matthew) when contrasted with  Da Vinci's original (also note the i-phone held by the disciple James on Jesus' left!).