Christians the world over commemorate the last supper of Jesus
and the institution of the priesthood on Holy Thursday.
Jesus celebrated his last meal, a Passover feast,
with his apostles and friends prior to his arrest and crucifixion.
Catholics regularly hear the story of our Savior's final evening at
mass in the Eucharistic Prayer.
Depictions of our Lord's last meal, His last evening,
have always fascinated me, as one of the defining moments of our faith.
Throughout the ages many artists have captured what they feel is the essence
of that night and i'm happy to gather them in one spot here at my home on the
web to share them all.
I'm no art scholar...these are merely presented in honor
of the significance of today in our Catholic heritage.
I'm drawn to the bright eye catching colors in Perugino's masterpiece.
I read the the fresco was painted in the 1480s,
rediscovered in 1845 and attributed at first to Raphael,
but recent critics have agreed it was the work of Perugino.
This is the "Classic Art Reproductions."
that I just adore.
Painted in the mid 1400s by Flemish painter Bouts.
For lots more information on Holy Thursday, please visit Catholic. org!
I'm happy to participate in Kelly's Quick Takes link up
as well as the A to Z blog challenge!K is for.......... King of Kings ~ Last Supper Depictions !
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