Can't think why it didn't occur to me to run this earlier. The BBC showed a terrific film on the subject in April 2006, including a variety of homages and a good drubbing for the silly Mr Brown. No claim, then, for originality, but here are my findings.
A good starting place for kindred images is the
Food Museum, some of
which I have pinched below. Must get
a lunch box.
Here is the original from Leonardo
And his pal Dali, The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955 (Apr 06)
Warhol's last exercise was variations on the Last Supper. There is a good article on the subject here. (May 06)
Now some more frivolous exercises
The Black Sabbath film Last Supper, with the nice Mr Osbourne wearing the glasses. Probably a reference to Scorsese's super Last Waltz with The Band. (May 06)
Some cooks, from the Observer (Apr 06)
and the Guardian, an ad for clothes banned in Italy (Apr 06)
Here's another good link, from which I have pinched the next few
Also available carved in butter by Norma "Duffy" Lyon (Apr 06)
and in salt, courtesy of Wikipedia, from the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland (May 06)
from eBay, Painting by Numbers (May 06)
described by the seller thusly, 'This is an oil paint by number kit of The Last Supper. It is still sealed, never opened and in mint condition. This kit includes a wall size 14" by 28" painting panel, 30 artist oil colors, 2 artist brushes and complete instructions. This is a classic numbered oil paint set after Leonardo Da Vinci. It is an ideal painting for the upcoming Easter holiday'.
Back to films and TV.
The context for (another of my favourites) Altman's MASH is provided
SCENE: Capt. Walter Kosciusko "Painless Pole" Waldowski - the best equipped
dentist in the army - has decided his womanizing is merely a cover-up for
homosexuality. Feeling he has nothing to live for, he can see only one way out:
suicide. Painless seeks out his surgical friends for a quick and easy method.
"Black capsule!" says Trapper John. Painless wonders if it will really work but
is assured by Trapper, "It worked for Hitler and Eva Braun."
And finally the Last Supper RPG. (Apr 06), Described as. 'The Last Supper is a one-evening RPG. Over supper, players take the roles of Christ and the Apostles, on the tense eve of the crucifixion. Their discussions form the basis of what will become the doctrine of Christianity; the players explore the ramifications of this doctrine and sketch the history of the world'. The rules make an interesting read, but I am not tempted to try it.
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