CHAMPAIGNE, Philippe de
(b. 1602, Bruxelles, d. 1674, Paris)

The Last Supper

c. 1652
Oil on canvas, 158 x 233 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This scene was painted for the high altar of the church of the abbey of Port-Royal-des-Champs in the valley of the Chevreuse, near Paris. In this representation the painter blends the northern treatment (realism of the faces, accurate rendering of the objects) with the monumental language of the masters of the Italian Renaissance (large horizontal format, ample gestures and draperies).

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