Skip to comments.Naked Last Supper has support of Catholic clergy
Posted on 06/03/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by Gillibrand
With a new work by the Munich artist Henning von Gierke at the Würzburg Cathedral Museum, a talking point is generated. "The picture will perhaps trigger reservations if you focus on the term Last Supper and expect a depiction, said Juergen Lenssen, Arts Officer for the Diocese of Würzburg.
In the tryptic of the 1947-born artist, people are sitting, standing and lying around a table. They act like a normal family, some of them are naked, some sit on the sidelines, some look sickly. The scene is reminiscent of the famous "Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. But the space in the center is free. At this point an image is projected of the visitor who is standing in front of the painting . He or she is thus part of a modern supper.
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“Paradisaical” nudity my wrinkled rear. If it really were that, there would be nobody “sickly” in the scene. It’s another gimmick by which the artist punks the viewer and then blames the viewer’s disgust on the viewer.
And what’s that bloke doing lying on the floor? Nobody noticed him yet? Call 911 somebody! (It IS modern ain’t it?)
You have to feel sorry for people who center their entire existence around that thing between their legs.
And where it goes....in a poop chute!
Why would they disrobe to eat dinner? Sounds like the Last Orgy.
That is another absurd image of “artistic license,” though much less so, but consistent with Roman apologetics in some other things, since it does not exclude that Jesus fed them little hosts of bread as they kneeled before him standing before the table, unlike as described and after the usual manner (Mt. 26:26; Mk. 14:22; Lk, 24:30) and understanding it was actually his blood without the usual questioning, then it is allowed as true.
The headline “Naked Last Supper” sounds like its a queerfest or something. It is not. They are ordinary people recreating the Last Supper. Most of the figures are not nude; only one is not within G-ratings. And it is NOT the Last Supper, merely a meal reminiscent of it.
From the article:
The picture does not show the Lord’s Supper, but rather life at its different poles. Young and old, healthy and sick, beautiful and ugly, disappointment and joy. As a” declaration of love for life, “ the artist Gierke describes his work.
“They act like a normal family”
I’ll decline a dinner invitation to the artist’s house.