Dec 1, 2009

I like pictures!

I like pictures. I also like taking them. But what I like most are pictures that have such an appeal that its image is replicated, imitated, talked about, and is honored time after time. Very few pictures hold that kind of appeal. In my opinion, there is one that stands out because it embraces all those qualities.

That picture is the image painted in The Last Supper by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. The painting covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. I like it so much that I chose to do research about Leonardo da Vinci for a project in 4th grade elementary.

Da Vinci The Last Supper
Over the years, I've seen the image that da Vinci used in his painting replicated in other forms of art such as wood carving. In fact, I've seen many Filipino households keep a "Last Supper" painting or wood carving in their dining rooms. Must be a tradition (unless it was just in my family? Someone please let me know.)

Last Supper Wood Carving
I must say, if an image can be imitated through toys like Lego, it must be a very interesting picture indeed!

LEGO Last Supper

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rubyslippers said...

What an excellent choice! And the Lego one certainly does make the point that this image is ageless and unique. CLICK!

AngelBaby said...

Wow, I love it. Did you know that there was a book that used this picture in their story as part of the plot. Do you know what the name of it is? They even made a movie out of it.

I love the legos, so cool!

I am really happy that you liked the video that I made. It was allot fun to make it too.

Here's your click ......

Love and Blessings,

P.S. The answer ...... The Davinci Code!

AngelBaby said...

What a great post, I love this picture. Did you know that this picture was used in a book and a movie as part of the plot. Do you know the name of the book? It was one of my favorites.

I am so happy that you liked the video I made. It was allot of fun to make it too!

Here's your click .......

Love and Blessings,

Liggy said...

Thank you, rubyslippers! I am glad you like my choice. I wanted to say more about the picture but I accidentally deleted my original post last night and just decided to keep my post really simple. Anyway, pictures do say a lot and that picture does evoke a lot of thought and conversation on its own.

Wolfbernz said...

I like your choice also :) this photo is definitely timeless.

I remember when I was young my mother kept one in the den.

Clicks for you!

Pete's Quiz said...

Superb choice - if you're going to have a favourite, what better than an all time classic picture!

Cheers and Clicks,

Vinay Rai said...

great blog and great art work

Eliethel said...

A masterpiece indeed, in any way presented! (As well as an object for many diverse interpretations...)

Dave DeWall said...

A classic painting by one of my favorite artists, Leonardo da Vinci, a genius. My Catholic aunt had a print of this painting in her home back in the States, as did my Protestant Grandma. Of course we have one in our new home in the Philippines. Great choice for your post.