Re-Imagining

by | Jan 19, 2017 | Ordinary, Reflections

As often happens,
I was looking for something else
when I discovered Andy Warhol’s visual re-imagining of The Last Supper.
His work on this theme were among the last of his visual art career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper (1495-97) is so well known that is practically formed in our minds as Jesus own Gospel Instagram! We’ve seen it so often, we believe it is the way it was.

Perhaps it was the daring that caused me to linger on the image when it found me.
Is it irreverent?
Or perhaps, the artist with his “devout Byzantine Catholic” background (biography)
is calling us to pay attention through the trinity of advertising brands he highlights.

“We bring good things to life,” General Electric proclaims.
The ragged price tag perhaps questions if cheap grace is worth it?
Dove’s “beauty” bar makes its own promise in a spirit of hope.

Life. Grace. Beauty.
This is the mantra that holds me today.
Life. Grace. Beauty.
This is the communion I imagine.

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  1. Thank you, Janice, for speaking to the pain and sorrow and – yes – anger arising from the shootings in Quebec City.

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