The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes – description of the painting

Description of the picture:

The Lost Supper – Juan de Juanes. Around 1562. Oil on wood. 116×191

The true name of the famous Spanish artist Juan de Juanes (circa 1528-1579) is Vicente Juan Masip. He received an art education in Italy, where he met with the works of Renaissance masters. After exploring the work of Raphael, Juanes returned to Spain and in his own canvases sought to imitate the style of the great master. Outside of Spain, the painter’s works are of great uniqueness. The Prado Museum houses remarkable paintings by Juanes: 5 canvases with episodes from the life of St. Stephen, “Descent from the Cross” and “The Last Supper”.

Secret Day – Gospel story presented in almost all icons and paintings. This is the name of the last meal of Jesus with the disciples, hidden in connection with the persecution of Christianity. The painters usually depicted one of the two dramatic moments of the supper: either the confirmation by Christ of the sacrament of the sacrament, or His prediction of the further betrayal of one of the disciples. Juanes gives each of the apostles a catchy personality. Jesus carefully looks at Judas, the only one of all the apostles who has no halo."