One of last year’s most striking installations in Milan was the Last Supper by Peter Greenaway. Originally intended to be projected on Da Vinci’s original work it was finally installed in the Palazzo Reale next to Milan’s Duomo where a white and transparent recreation of the fresco’s table, chairs, plates and bread rolls was seductively illuminated, and a 1:1 scale reproduction of The Last Supper behind it was played on by Greenaway’s lights and projections. It can now be seen in New York as part of a six week Italian Design celebration.
Visionary artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway brings new insight into one of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces in his multimedia reverie of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Set within a full-scale replica of the dome of Refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, the home of the original painting, a meticulously detailed facsimile of The Last Supper is brought to life through Greenaway’s ingenious manipulation of light, sound, and theatrical illusion. Visitors navigate a series of vivid audio-visual environments that provoke new ways of seeing this iconic work.