The Last Supper in New York

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is world famous, but how well do we really know it? In this program, a group of New York students reappraise the recently restored masterpiece. Guided by newly-revealed traces of Leonardo's brushstrokes, NHK, Japan National Broadcasting Network, used the latest in HD computer graphics to create a striking replica of the original fresco.

Art historian Amelia Arenas leads a discussion about the work. What does it communicate? Which of the disciples is Judas? On the streets of New York, passersby are asked to identify the traitor. The varied answers reflect the diversity found in the city's cosmopolitan population. Using a full-scale digital replica of the painting she will stimulate discussion among a group of high school students. Together, they express their impressions and insights, analyzing the painting’s content and composition while attempting to identify which figure is the traitor.

The program was awarded the Grand Prix – Japan Prize 1999 - The 26th Prize-Winning Programs, an international award for cultural television.

53 min.

Clean, M/E + English

English script


-Restoration of the "Last Supper" 05:30

-Digital Recreation of Leonardo's Masterpiece 01:36

-"Last Supper," Digitally Remastered 05:27

-Which Disciple is Judas? 07:24

-"Last Supper" on the Streets of New York. 04:28

-Analysis of Space in Leonardo's Masterpiece 04:28

-Viewers and the "Last Supper" 01:59

-Leonardo's Artistic Rendition of Hands 02:31

-Human Drama of the "Last Supper" 04:53

-Universal Betrayal and the "Last Supper" 05:02

-Meaning of "Last Supper" 04:59


Posted by Amelia Arenas on April 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM 1428 Views

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