Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Last Supper - The Light & Sound Spectacular

A pseudo movie related post, but something that I think it is important to share. Peter Greenway, director of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, has created a impressive installation piece using Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting, "The Last Supper." Having secured permission from the managers of the painting's site, Greenway and his team installed multiple projectors and a sound system to create a dynamic light & sound experience. The video, avaialbe at the Guardian link, is hugely impressive, even if it is only a portion of the performance. The lighting effects give the painting a tremendous dimensionality, and the moving lights add life to an image that everyone has seen a thousand times. This is an incrediable way of giving a 21st century perspective on classical artwork, and I only regret that it is an installation piece tied to the dining hall of a church in Italy, although the article does mention a possible re-staging using a replica painting. This is the type of art that Christians need to be working on. Heck, this is the kind of art everyone needs to be working on. Save This Page Add to Technorati Favorites

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