Last Supper.
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Title:Last Supper

"After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, "Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples--the one whom Jesus loved--was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot." -- John 13:21-26

In the Church of St. Martin, "a dependency of the abbey of Deols...The whole scheme of painting is directed towards picturing the Incarnation and Passion and is remarkable for its liveliness and energy, to such an extent that one writer has criticized the artist's insensibility to the depth of the spiritual experience that he was required to expound. Paintings in the nave show Nativity scenes; on the chancel wall are the Crucifixion and Last Judgement. In the choir are images relating to the Last Supper and the Institution of the Eucharist. All the figures are shown in vigorous movement, garments flying. A joyously spirited version of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, on the south wall, must have given the priest and his congregation a real sense of enthusiasm about being part of this place." [Medieval Art. Veronica Sekules. Oxford University Press, 2001. pg. 49]

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Saint-Martin (Church : Nohant-Vicq, France)

Scripture:John 13:21-32
Lectionary links:AHoly03
General Subject:Passion of Jesus Christ: Last Supper
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Nohant-Vic -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73D24
Index of Christian Art Number:31 V6647 Ch05, 001D

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Last Supper, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 19, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:42435 Last Updated: 2022-06-20 19:19:19 Record Created: 2004-10-28 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Spiritual Passage and Pictorial Tragedy in the Romanesque Frescoes at Vicq. Kupfer, Maria. The Art Bulletin, vol. 68, no. 1, March 1986.