If ever there is a painting that I have stared at with so much intent all my life is ”The Last Supper’‘ painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.
During my growing years, we had a framed copy of the last supper which hung at the dining area of my parents house and it was there for as long as I can remember.
I always wondered what the conversation around the table would have been like.
How had Jesus felt knowing that his betrayer was there supping with him while maintaining his camouflage as a disciple?
Would I not have promptly confronted Judas for his betrayal? Then again, I am not Christ.
I could never stand the thought of such wicked, torturous and the slow death of nailing someone to the cross alive and watching them bleed drop by drop until their last breath.
As I grew older, I realized that indeed the biblical quote that ‘‘the heart of man is desperately wicked’‘ is so, so true.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
The Daily Post prompt The Artist Eye
Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)
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