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?