The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes – overview of the painting
- Posted by Juan de Juanes
- Museum: Prado Museum
- Year: Around 1562
Overview of the painting :
Last Supper – Juan de Juanes. Around 1562. Wood, butter. 116×191
The real name of the famous Spanish artist Juan de Juanes (about 1528-1579) is Vicente Juan Masip. He received an art education in Italy, where he got acquainted with the work of Renaissance masters. Having studied the work of Raphael, Juanes returned to Spain and in his canvases sought to imitate the style of the great master. Outside of Spain, the works of a painter are very rare. The Prado Museum stores wonderful paintings by Juanes: five paintings with episodes from the life of St. Stephen, “Destination from the Cross” and “Secret Evening”.
The Last Supper is a gospel plot presented in many icons and paintings. This is what they call the last secret in connection with the persecution of Christianity the meal of Jesus with the disciples. Painters usually depicted one of two dramatic moments of the supper: either Christ’s affirmation of the sacrament of communion, or His prophecy of the upcoming betrayal of one of the disciples. Juanes gives each of the apostles a bright personality. Jesus gazedly at Judah, the only one of all the apostles deprived of a halo.