The Last Supper To Go Analysis

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2. INTRODUCTION Andres Martiz Jr.'s "The Last Supper To Go" sits low on the wall of the Florida Gulf Coast University Art Lab, just above the floorboards. It stands in stark contrast to the plain white wall behind it, attached there by two golden chains and two nails. The actual print of The Last Supper rests on a board with four wheels, not quite parallel to the wall. The visible image of The Last Supper is actually a reflection on a mirror fastened against the wall. The viewer must get quite close to the work in order to discern what the mirror is reflecting. 3. RESPONSE My initial response to the work was intrigue. Most of the other works in the room were set at eye level, and if they did reach to the floor your eyes were not drawn there first. I actually almost missed the work…show more content…
The primary thing the eyes are drawn to is the golden frame with four large wheels attached. After that has been taken in, the viewer then notices the mirror reflecting the famous Da Vinci interpretation of the biblical Last Supper. The gold of the mirror contrasts vividly against the dark colors of "The Last Supper". The print is of the restored version of the painting, so that the shock and anger on each face of the disciples is crystal clear. The mirror warps the natural light and shadow of the painting, reflecting so that attention is attracted to certain parts of the painting depending on the lighting of the room. It also provides new chiaroscuro to that already present in the painting. Judas Iscariot, the disciple positioned lowest in the painting horizontally and also cast in the deepest shadow to indicate his betrayal, is cast into the reflected light of the mirror. There are far too many elements of the last supper alone to discuss in one thousand words, let alone as part of another work, so I will attempt to focus on the major
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