"Last Supper" for a digital era: NYC show re-invents DaVinci
December 10th, 2010
01:48 PM ET

"Last Supper" for a digital era: NYC show re-invents DaVinci

CNN iReporter Julio Ortiz-Teissonniere submitted some images from a a new show currently at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City depicting a modern take on DaVinci's famous "Last Supper."

Ortiz-Teissonniere describes the show as a "21st century mix of video design, 3D scanning technology, music, high-definition photography, light and sound and special effects is bringing a 15th Century masterpiece to the digital era."

See the full iReport

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  1. MABUS

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    May 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  2. Iqbal khan

    One of the Surah of Quran have said it all in only three Aayas (verses)....

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    By (the Token of) time (through the Ages), (1) Verily Man is in loss, (2) Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy. (3)

    December 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
    • just sayin

      You are delusional as the Christians

      May 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  3. Iqbal khan

    Listen and read Islam in many different languages.....


    December 12, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  4. Iqbal khan

    Islamic perspective......


    December 12, 2010 at 12:02 am |
    • just sayin

      Damn he is ugly

      May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  5. Mick

    Well I don't know about you, but I can't look at a painting masterpiece unless it's accompanied by cool digital effects that only the most accomplished high schooler can do.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  6. Reality

    An-alyses of the legend of the Last Supper by some contemporary historic Jesus exegetes:

    " Professor John Dominic Crossan

    In Crossan's view, this is the third example of a plurally attested complex from the first stratum which, although summarizing "principles or practices, themes or emphases, of the historical Jesus, stem not from him but from the liturgical creativity of the early communities" [Historical Jesus, 360]. (The other examples were 013 Two As One and 120 The Lords Prayer.)

    Crossan [Historical Jesus, 360-67] proposes five major stages in the development of this complex:

    1. The general anthropology of eating and the more specific historical customs of Greco-Roman commensality: and specifically the two-part structure (deipnon then symposion) of the Greco-Roman formal meal.

    2. Open commensality practiced by Jesus and his followers as an expression of radical social egalitarianism.

    3. A ritual meal within the early Jesus communities, such as those prescribed in Didache 10 and 9, with no paschal imagery, no Last Supper tradition, and no connection with the death of Jesus.

    4. The pre-Pauline tradition of the Last Supper during which Jesus insti-tutes the eucharistic ritual and links the bread and wine to his body and blood.

    5. Introduction of Pas-sover character as part of a re-working of the Last Supper tradition by Mark.

    Paula Fredriksen

    Fredriksen [Jesus of Nazareth, 117-119] accepts the Pas-sover character of the event and places the actions of Jesus in the context of messianic meals in his own ministry and at Qumran. When discussing the final days in Jerusalem (page 252), she as-sumes the basic historicity of the last supper narrative as a self-conscious final meal in which Jesus spoke of his impending death saying the words over the bread and cup.

    Jesus Seminar

    Sayings of Jesus- all rated as non-historic:

    1 Cor 11:23-25

    Mark 14:25

    Mark 14:22-25

    Matt 26:29

    Matt 26:26-29

    Matt 26:28c

    Luke 22:16,18

    Luke 22:15-20

    Did 9:4

    Did 9:1-4

    John 6:51-58

    Pas-sion Narrative

    1 Cor 11:23-26

    Mark 14:22-26

    Matt 26:26-30

    Luke 22:14-20

    John 6:26-70

    Gerd Lüdemann

    Luedemann [Jesus, 94-97] concludes that the as-symetrical forms cited in 1 Cor 11 are older than the parallel forms of the sayings over the bread and cup in Mark. He also suggests that the eschatological prospect entertained by Jesus is a later addition, and notes that it has nothing to do with the gift of bread and wine. On the other hand, Luedemann notes that the Pauline text reflects a later development than Mark with its twofold command for repeti-tion of the supper ritual in memory of Jesus. In the end, Luedemann decides that the differences between Mark and Paul are small enough for him to use the two accounts in determining both the content of the final meal and the ways in which the supper was understood by early Christians.

    At the same time, Luedemann concludes that the portrayal of Jesus celebrating such a ritual on the night before his death is not historical. He is clear that there is "no generic relationship" between any actual final meal and the Lord's Supper understood in cultic terms. He also denies the Pas-sover character of the supper as a Markan creation. Like Meier (below), Luedemann does accept the saying (Mark 14:25) about drinking wine in the kingdom of God as authentic. He concludes: (this saying) "hardly came into being in the early community, for in it Jesus does not exercise any special function for believers at the festal meal in heaven which is imminent. Only Jesus' expectation of a the future kingdom of God stands at the centre, not Jesus as saviour, judge or intercessor."

    December 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
    • Peace2All


      Please cite references for once...! 🙂


      December 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm |
  7. David Johnson

    It's like Disneyland. Fun, until you remember it is all made by man. And sort of stupid.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      Ahh, but David, who made man?!

      December 11, 2010 at 11:40 am |
    • Sum Dude

      Oh, no! Don't tell me that now we've got to explain how babies get started on top of everything else!
      Or are you having a problem reconciling evolution and modern cosmology with the two very different accounts in Genesis?
      The Pope is not really the thing, you see. Human beings should not be trusted beyond certain limits. If a god exists there is no proof of it yet...but have a happy holiday season anyway. 😛

      December 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
    • Danny

      Cyclical argument ... who made what made man? and so on.. ad nauseum... logic is the opposite of faith anyway. proving a spiritual point using logic is like fixing a broken tire with a hammer and a nail..

      December 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
    • just sayin


      Ahh, but David, who made man?!

      Well we know who "came" first...the Priest

      May 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  8. Patcher

    This is great. Probably shows up much better than the original, which is in extremely bad shape. NYC rocks with style!

    December 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  9. Calus

    What a waste of money. Nobody seems to care about doing things intelligently. New York is full of dumb-asses.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  10. Sorkh Razil

    Too bad it's all BS.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
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