Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Last Supper


I came across the work of an artist I had never heard of before, a French painter now living in the States names Jean-Claude Gaugy. In Sante Fe New Mexico he has created a gallery which is 400 panels but really one massive painting. According to accounts some find this deeply moving, others suffocating because of its scope. What you see above is just a small portion of both the Last Supper and the entire installation.

As we approach Maundy Thursday (tomorrow at 7:00 pm) I think of what we will do, setting up the front of the sanctuary with a table. Our colours are rather sombre. His are bold and vibrant. It sure ain't Da Vinci's Last Supper.

If I do attend my conference at Ghost Ranch in June I will fly into Sante Fe. Perhaps I can arrange my return flight to allow a visit to the gallery.

What do you think of this? Intriguing or off-putting?

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Very intriguing! Would love to see the whole thing.

IanD said...

Hard to really discern, given the small resolution and the fact that it's just a snippet.

lionlamb said...

Just put the artist's name in a search engine Ian, or click on the image to enlarge.

Happy egg-rolling Laurie.

Laurie said...

On Good Friday there will be a egg pace play. Old pagan play about resurrection, good versus evil and spring coming back to the land. Lots of audience interaction. it is performed outside and is lots fun. It will be cold this year, it Snowed! and it is only going to be a high of +4!

lionlamb said...

Cool, in multiple usages of that word.

Deborah Laforet said...

Very interesting images. You have to really study the painting to see what it is in. I love looking at art with differing points of view of one scene.

The colours do seem more vibrant, but they are also mostly black and red, which seem very ominous.