(b. 1724, Langenargen, d. 1796, Wien)

The Last Supper

c. 1754
Oil on canvas, 135 x 223 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Maulbertsch's painting of the Last Supper is an interesting example of the Baroque style of sketching. The figures, which lean far forward or far back, the abrupt foreshortening and the countless diagonal lines make this scene of men grouped around a table appear disturbed and agitated.