Description of the painting by Salvador Dali “The Last Supper”

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali The Last Supper

The great master of surrealism, Salvador Dali, wrote The Last Supper in 1955. The picture found its place in the Washington National Gallery. The canvas is written with sophisticated technique, photo materials were used to create it. He creates a traditional story, presenting it from a futuristic point of view.

The artist depicted a meeting at a single table of Christ and his followers. Here we see a bright contrast with the famous work of Leonardo da Vinci. The situation and the heroes of Dali are completely different. Everything on the canvas is minimalist and authentic.

The center of attention is a table covered with an oilcloth cloth of white color, which can be judged by the characteristic traces of folds, which the author has written in detail. All the characters in the picture are dressed in white tunics, they sit, humbly lowering their heads, listening to the almighty speech.

The whole situation is more like a meeting of the chief with his subordinates than the dinner of Jesus with the disciple. It is even difficult to call it a meal, since there are only two slices of bread and a glass of wine on the table.

It seems as if the presiding judge simply introduces his staff with some innovations or expresses his ideas to them. There is a version that in this way the artist wanted to draw an analogy with the Lord in the century of the first “Last Supper” and understanding of the Lord in our day.

The picture definitely carries a moral message. It is full of light and lightness. Through transparent windows we see a landscape of unearthly beauty: a clear blue sky drawn by peach clouds located above the silvery mountains.

It can be seen that the room where the action of the picture takes place is located high, most likely, this is the upper floor of some modern rank. Thus, we are shown the greatness and the height of moral moral doctrine.

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