Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Last Supper

Leonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper between 1494 & 1498 as a mural in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. This photograph of an unknown man & dog (Simon 2006) bears the same name:

4 comments:

James said...

have you ever slept with the photographer...he/she looks like someone who admires you from afar...not sure if its voyeurism or some sort of nihilistic belief of your COD...but there's something there...just not sure.

r said...

i think i am going to steal this picture from you. I like it.

Vincent said...

this picture is the stuff of which legends are made!

simon said...

"since a case of this sort--a very typical case, by the way--is attended with so much embarrassment, let me say one thing at the start: it is always well to divorce an artist from his work, and to take him less seriously than it. he is, after all, only a condition of the work, the soil from which it grows, perhaps only the manure on that soil. thus he is, in most cases, something that must be forgotten if one wants to enter into the full enjoyment of the work. to investigate the origins of a work belongs to the physiologists and vivisectionists of the mind, never to men endowed with esthetic sensibility."

nietzsche, friedrich. the birth of tragedy & the genealogy of morals. new york: doubleday, 1956.