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Warhol: What pastel color strips do to The Last Supper

Hmm, an iconic scene of easter — e.g. Last Supper, Good Friday, and Pentecost Sunday — is being played with to pull us out of our ruts. When we think of the beginning of Easter, Leonardo da Vinci's now iconic Last Supper plays in our heads.


Am I right?


Warhol knows that. This is a derivative print of that. We modern folk are so commercially programmed to think of pastel colors around easter. Warhol knows that too.


The pastel strips add vivaciousness, don't they? This image is about life, not death. They also make the image more abstract, symbolic, metaphorical.




Inspired by Warhol, I'd like to try a black and white image and add swaths of color via blended texturing in the post-edit process to make the photograph more vivacious and metaphorical. But that's WAY easier said than done. ;-)


Title: The Last Supper, 1986

Artist: Andy Warhol

Material: Screen print and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper

Venue: Speed Art Museum, University of Louisville, Kentucky

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Taken on September 19, 2020