“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
Leonardo Da Vinci


My interpretation

Years ago at the Chicago Museum of Art, I saw an artist’s interpretation of The Last Supper. The thought has remained with me how can I also do this? Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper, depicts the disciples on either side of Christ with Judas among them. Traditionally, before Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, Judas was placed in front of the table looking toward Jesus, both reaching for the bread. This is what I have done. I’ve left them faceless because they represent for me that Yin and the Yang – the central figures of The Last Supper.

The right side, with the multiple faces, represents the past and the present, whom our lives and spirits are built upon
The upper left side represents the future. It faces Christ, our Hope. The cross in the middle is the culmination and eventual outcome of The Last Supper. The bottom of the cross and the upper left side are connected. We stand at the foot of the cross not knowing the future but believing that all are created as one body

Jeff Ryan

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