British film maker Peter Greenaway has produced an amazing new film on Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. Using clever lighting, recorded singing and projectors, he brought new life to this famous painting - the actual painting itself.
The moving shadows cast upon the painting give the illusion of movement. The part where the sun rises from behind Christ’s head is particularly well done. Only 25 people were present for its viewing due to the painting’s fragility but thousands more can view the short video.
Greenaway plans to animate other paintings such as Guernica, Monet’s Waterlilies in Madrid and a Jackson Pollock in New York. He has also approached the Vatican for permission to animate Michaelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. But first on his list this fall is Veronese’s Marriage of Cana in the Louvre in Paris and then Las Meninas by Velázquez at the Prado in Madrid in 2009.