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Old 10-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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See DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in its 16 billion pixel glory!

http://www.haltadefinizione.com/en/cenacolo/look.asp

It's really cool...and I must say seeing it up close like that the figure to Jesus' right looks VERY feminine...
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That's very cool
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But who does the hand with the knife belong to?
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Worst fucking music ever.
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Awesome. The other pictures they have featured are cool too.
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I hadn't noticed that because I was looking at it with my laptop muted. It's definitely...interesting...
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Re: See DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in its 16 billion pixel glory!

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It's really cool...and I must say seeing it up close like that the figure to Jesus' right looks VERY feminine...
A lot of Da Vinci's portraits had a feminine slant to them. He often introduced very subtle amiguities to his work. But please don't take Dan Brown's word for it.

One of these is, in my modest opinion, the knife itself. We can stare at it for ages wondering if it is the hand of Mary/the apostle it's meant to be, but thinking her/his arm couldn't be that long and it's ublikely he'd made such a proprtional error. However on closer examination I think the knife is being held by the old man leaning in to the Mary apostle, his wrist is twisted inward, as though the back of his palm is leaning on his waist so the knife points away from people. But of course, I might be wrong, or this was an intentional move on Da Vinci's part to confuse us all for eternity.
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Cool. Jesus was blury there for a minute, but then he came through.
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Cool. Jesus was blury there for a minute, but then he came through.
I'm pretty sure that exact line has been used in at least one country song...
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Re: See DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in its 16 billion pixel glory!

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It's really cool...and I must say seeing it up close like that the figure to Jesus' right looks VERY feminine...

Yeah... If you read the Da Vinci code, it says in it that the figure is actually Mary Magdalene. Da Vinci also used feminism a lot in his other paintings as well...
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i'm an art history major...IMO the Da Vinci Code is a fun read but the facts are 300 pages of

my art professor just came out with a book called "The Art Thief" that he wrote...check it out

"The Art Thief" by Noah Charney

The Last Supper is beautiful...I saw it for the first time this summer...it needs restoration desperately but its amazing that it survived the war.
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I agree with you, Europop. I'm hesitant to say anything on this painting, because as great a painter as Da Vinci is/was, he was admittedly not very good at fresco paintings, which is why this painting is so badly survived: the wall is very damp, he didn't put the correct under layers on, and so it was ruined even in his lifetime; thus it's been repainted over several times. Hence new artists= new opinions, and 'restoration' wasn't as it is now. They could just as well put their interpretations on the painting as they were restoring it as could any others, so who knows what Da Vinci intended? A proper restoration is badly needed, like they did in the Sistene, and with some of Raphael's work that wiped out all other artist 'fixings'.
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Re: See DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in its 16 billion pixel glory!

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It's really cool...and I must say seeing it up close like that the figure to Jesus' right looks VERY feminine...
The female is Mary M.

She was very close to the Savior and the first one at the tomb to witness the/his resurrection.

This shouldn't be controversial; and why it is could be anybody's guess.

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my favorite painting...the school of athens by raphael, raphael drew all the great philosophers, but since nobody knew what they looked like, Raphael drew the artists playing the philosophers...so you have Da Vinci as Socrates in the center pointing at the sky...Michaelangelo in the forefront in the purple tunic with his fist to his head playing Aristotle, and Raphael draws his own self portrait outside of the lower right corner (unseen)

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Re: Re: See DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in its 16 billion pixel glory!

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One of these is, in my modest opinion, the knife itself. We can stare at it for ages wondering if it is the hand of Mary/the apostle it's meant to be, but thinking her/his arm couldn't be that long and it's ublikely he'd made such a proprtional error. However on closer examination I think the knife is being held by the old man leaning in to the Mary apostle, his wrist is twisted inward, as though the back of his palm is leaning on his waist so the knife points away from people. But of course, I might be wrong, or this was an intentional move on Da Vinci's part to confuse us all for eternity.
Absolutely. Follow the wrist up into the blue sleeve. That's the old man's sleeve. What's the story with the knife? Dan Brown sucks.

I love how Jesus has this expression on His face like, "Uhhhh, dudes, I'm just trying to get through this prayer, k? ."

The apostles to the right look annoying, like they're whining and bitching. And the three to their right look paranoid. Strange how the apostles are all grouped in threes.
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