(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

The Last Supper

c. 1570
Oil on canvas
Santo Stefano, Venice

Tintoretto produced a number of imaginative variations on the theme of the Last Supper. In this version the table with Christ and the Apostles is turned at a sharp angle to the viewer and seen in bold perspective. The figures in this virtuoso architectural setting are dynamically arranged to create an animated scene.