Showing posts with label easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easter. Show all posts

Easter Eye Candy. Art and Pics of Peeps, Bunnies and Modern Versions of The Last Supper.

For years now I have been blogging at this time of year about Easter related art and design. Some of my most comprehensive and popular posts have been sharing modern interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, Peeps art and products and Everything Bunny. I have since made large Pinterest board compilations of them, so you can view them all without that pesky informative copy, lol.

An Eggstraordinary Pop Culture Compilation for Easter

Enjoy this special animated Easter video that turns the main characters of popular cult TV favorites such as Game Of Thrones, Star Trek, Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory into, you guessed it, eggs. Created by Easy Explain Video, a company that creates animated videos for companies and agencies.

The Street Art Easter Eggs That Would be Perfect For Banksy. Or Any Graffiti Fan.

So, what would be the perfect Easter Egg for Banksy? Definitely one of the Edible Easter Eggs from this collection of Street Art Easter chocolates from Paris-based Jadis et Gourmande.

Pierre Hermé Creates An Edible Easter Homage To Artist Beat Zoderer

Swiss Artist Beat Zoderer is best known for his multi-banded colored metal sculptures which spherical ones resemble rubber band balls, globes and eggs. When Paris based confectioner Pierre Hermé first encountered Zoderer's work, he admired his paintings before discovering the singular power and grace of his metal sculptures. This led Hermé to the idea of paying tribute to the sculptor by freely taking inspiration from it.

UPDATED: 45 New More Last Suppers for 2013. That's Now A Total of 105!

above: Last Supper Collage, 2013 by Akira Hashiguchi

For the past few years I have been sharing with you classic, modern, contemporary and pop culture versions of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting.

Faith Off. Easter Vs. Passover by Jon Stewart.

As a parent of mixed faith children Jon Stewart thinks Passover celebrants have to take it up a notch to compete with the chocolate eggs and fake grass of Easter. Clearly, he is correct. And hilarious.

The Winner, Finalists and Best Of The Washington Post's Peeps Show VII: 2013 Diorama Contest.

Washington Post has announced the Winner of The Peeps Show VII: 2013 Diorama Contest winners. The seventh annual Peeps Diorama Contest brought in more than 650 entries.

This year’s standouts include reproductions of oil paintings and controversial films, as well as replicas of iconic landmarks and democratic institutions. But ultimately nostalgia won. The diorama, “Twinkie: Rest in Peeps,” stole the most hearts and votes from The Post newsroom.

As is often the case, I don't agree with all of their picks. So, after the winner and finalists, I'm showing you a few I think should have been honored, such as The Peeping, an homage to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining shown at the top of this post.

The 2013 Peeps Show Winner:
“Peeps Mourn Their Peeps: Twinkie, Rest in Peeps,” created by Leslie Brown, 55, and Lani Hoza, 48, of Charlottesville.

Lani Hoza, an advanced-placement psychology teacher, and Leslie Brown, a manager in the principal’s office, have a reputation among the students for submitting hilarious dioramas to the contest. Adding to the creativity and absurdity of the scene, the Peep Pope comes out of retirement to preside over the funeral of Twinkie.

The Twinkie will be buried in the graveyard where other departed treats, including Ho Hos and fruit pies, have been laid to rest before it.

Brown bought the wooden box and wood panels and took them to the high school woodworking shop to have them cut before she stained them. She also sews and made the cushions for the pews and all of the outfits.

Finalist: “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Peep”

Mark Rivetti, 29, is a three-time finalist in our contest. His latest diorama is an homage to the oil painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” by French artist Georges Seurat.

Rivetti made use of Georges Seurat's pointillist style, which he’s coined as “Peepalism,” in his depiction of “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” where Peeps enjoy a lazy afternoon on the banks of the River Seine.

Rivetti made 30 figures using the heads of Peep bunnies and sculpted clay for the bodies. To match the perspective of the painting, the Peeps in the background are smaller than the ones in the foreground, a visual trick that makes point of view important to the scene.

Watch Mark create his Masterpeep:

Finalist: “Peep’s Chili Bowl”

The staff of the Corporation for Enterprise Development takes diorama-building seriously. The office team has submitted dioramas for five of our seven contests. Many of the members live in the U Street corridor, making Ben’s Chili Bowl a natural choice.

The team photographed Ben’s to help scale their entry, with the restaurant's popular chili dogs and other dishes being served by aproned marshmallow bunnies. The restaurant is illuminated with a strand of holiday lights.

In the team’s homage to the U Street haunt, President Obama visits Peep’s Chili Bowl with his Secret Service detail while the injured Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III waits outside.

Finalist: “Despeepable Congress”

To make the Minions, they turned Peeps upside down and painted on their trademark blue overalls, adding red overalls, too, to depict the partisan divide.

Googly eyes tricked out with modeling clay and a gluelike substance made from confectioner’s sugar gave the Minions their wild-eyed mien.

At Siemens Building Technologies in Beltsville, a team began building a model of Congress during the State of the Union address. In an unexpected twist, Gru’s Minions from the movie “Despicable Me” replace the representatives and create “Despeepable Congress.”

“We didn’t have a political agenda or message, but we wanted to make a funny and common representation of Congress tripping over themselves,” Hughes said.

Finalist: “Zero Peep Thirty”

Nicholas Burger, 33, and Radha Iyengar, 32, economists at the policy think tank Rand Corp., wanted to depict a scene from “Zero Dark Thirty” without diminishing the importance of SEAL Team 6’s mission.

Judges marveled at the battery-powered, light-up fireball made of spray-painted cotton, and the realistic copy of the compound.

Now, for a few of MY personal favorites:

above: The Peeping, Submitted by Elizabeth Vogt,14, Lucy Vogt, 11, Brad Vogt, 47, of the District and Peter Vogt, 71, of Cabin John.

above: Life of Peep, Submitted by Kathy Ansell, 61, and Chris Broquet, 57, of Alexandria.

above: Banana Joe the Affenpeepscher bests an impressive line-up to take Peepminster's most prestigious award- Best in Peeps. Submitted by LeAnn Lemke, 46, of Potomac Falls.

above: The Expose on Pink Slime Burgers being served in cafeterias comes too late to save these Pink Peeps. Submitted by Peter Yeo, 49, of Chevy Chase

above: Michael Peeps goes for gold at the Olympeeps. Submitted by Ron, 56, of Lusby. (I just love the use of the Chick Peeps in the pool coupled with Bunny Peeps as spectators)

To see other entries into this year's contest, go here.
Thanks to Deb Lindsey and The Washington Post.

Zombie Easter Bunny and Zombie Bunny Lollipops.

Think Geek's Chocolate Zombie Bunny and Zombie Bunny Lollipops are sure to be a favorite amongst flesh-eating zombie-loving adults and children this coming Easter Holiday. What better way to celebrate the Lord's rising from the dead than to indulge in Undead Bunnies?

Chocolate Zombie Bunny

The Zombie Bunny is made from 8 ounces of solid white chocolate.
Buy it here

Zombie Bunny Lollipops

The Zombie Bunny lollipops, which come in a set of four, have variations in the zombie bunny blood spatter color, as they are all hand poured.

• Set of four lollipops for you to eat or share (each is individually wrapped to help with sharing).
• Each pop looks like a zombie bunny, but tastes like cotton candy.
• Net Wt: approx. 4oz.
• Dimensions: approx. 2.125" x 3.5" x 0.25" (just the edible part).

Buy them here

Over 60 Fine Art and Pop Culture Interpretations of Da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Okay, so technically The Last Supper was held on the Thursday before Good Friday. But today, for Easter, I'm reposting (with some updates) three of my favorite posts which, together, give you a background on Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting and show an immense collection of various fine art, pop culture and photographic interpretations of it.

The Last Supper. And the one after that. And after that. And then, even more. (2008-2012)

above: The Sopranos Last Supper for Vanity Fair magazine

Whenever I see popular blog posts and online articles about something in pop culture that references something historical, I always wonder if the ... ahem, younger generations know the origin of the original and how many other interpretations had been created prior to the one they tweeted, tagged, posted on 'digg' or shared on Facebook.

Such is the case with a link someone sent me of fun parodies based on Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. I'd seen the Soprano's Last Supper photo in Vanity Fair and was familiar with the Legos one, since it had been e-mailed to me a ways back. Along with those, the link included just about every pop culture version you could think of - from the Simpsons to Star Wars.

Above: The Last Supper made of Lego minifigs

This got me wondering if the people viewing it were aware that The Last Supper was a subject for many well known artists from the 14th-20th centuries, not just da Vinci. From Albrecht Durer to Rembrandt, Tintoretto to Blake, the subject was interpreted by almost every painter who painted for money for centuries. Common sense would tell you that, given that biblical scenes and stories dominated the art world long before any other subjects. But I wondered how many people e-mailing that very link also know that the piece has since been interpreted by the likes of such artists as Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and even photographer David LaChapelle, to name a few. Well, if they didn't, you can e-mail them this post.

Instead of parodies in this post, I wanted to show you other fine art and photographer's interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Don't groan... you may just learn something.

You are probably used to seeing the original like the one below:

But that is very enhanced for reproductions like posters, etc. To be more accurate, see the next two images (and click on them to enlarge)

Let's start with the original:

Above: before cleaning

Above: after cleaning

The subject: The Last Supper
Painted by: Leonardo da Vinci
Where: Milan, refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent
When: From 1494 to 1498
Size: 460 x 880 cm (181 x 346 in)
Technique: Tempera with oils on white lead and calcium carbonate

A site where you can see the Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper in amazing detail, down to a pixel.

Wanna see it in person? booking info here.

And now some wonderful fine art interpretations of the Last Supper, in chronological order:

Above: Marisol Escobar's Last Supper (1930) installation

Above: Salvador Dali's The Sacrament Of The Last Supper, 1955

Above: Mary Beth Edelson's feminist interpretation, 1971

Above: Hermann Nitsch's Last Supper (1976-9)

Above: Andy Warhol's Last Supper (pink), 1986

Above: Andy Warhol's Last Supper (Dove), 1986

above: Andy Warhol, Last Supper, 1986

above: Aubrey Hallis, The Last Breakfast, 1996

Above: Damien Hirst's "Last Supper", 1999

Above: two of the 13 screenprints from Damien Hirst's "The Last Supper" collection, 1999

Above: Devorah Sperber's unusual installation, After The Last Supper, 2005

Above: Francine LeClercq's impressive Last Supper Untitled (installation), 2007

Above: Ron English's Last Supper Icons, 2011

above: The Last Supper by Etch-A-Sketch artist Kevin E.Davis.

Now, some photographic interpretations of the The Last Supper for both advertising campaigns and personal collections:

Above: by photographer Marcos López, 2001

Above: by photographer Cui Xiuwen, 2003

Above: by Russian film director, Mamedov

Above: by photographer David LaChapelle

Above: unknown photographer, an ad for the Folsom Street Fair

Above: controversial recreation by photographer Elisabth Ohlsen Watson

Above: Fashion shot by Frank Herholdt

Above: unknown photographer, ad for Francois Girbaud

Above: Soprano's Last Supper shot by Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair & HBO

Okay, now I know you're dying to see all the parodies, so here are some links to those:

*An enormous collection of pop culture and television interpretations of the Last Supper from the Slog, posted by Dan Savage

And yet another collection, Suddenly Last Supper, of photoshopped, staged and fun pop culture versions from The Sopranos to Legos of The Last Supper can be found here.

For real art history buffs, here are links to just a few of the other historical religious paintings of the last supper:

Last Supper
Lord's Supper, German Gothic Sculptor, c 1250. Web Gallery of Art.

Last Supper/Communion of the Apostles, Liturgical Veil, 13th/14th century. Benaki Museum, Athens.

Last Supper, Wissington, Suffolk, 13th century. Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church.
The Last Supper and the Agony in the Garden, Spolto, c 1300. Worcester Art Museum.
Last Supper, Fairstead, Essex, 13??. Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church.

Scenes from the Life of Christ: 13. Last Supper, Giotto di Bondone, 1304-1306.
The Last Supper, Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1308-1311. CGFA.

The Last Supper, Friskney, Lincs, c 1320. Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church.

The Last Supper, Pietro Lorenzetti, 1320-1330. Olga's Gallery.

The Last Supper, Jaume Serra, 1370-1400. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Little Tey, Essex, 14??. Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church.

The Last Supper, Jaume Huguet, 1450. CGFA.

Communion of the Apostles, Fra Angelico, 1451-53. CGFA.

The Last Supper, Jacopo Bassano, 1542. Galleria Borghese, Rome.

The Last Supper, Dieric Bouts, 1464-67. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Taddeo Crivelli, 1469. Getty Museum.

The Last Supper, Jaime Huguet, 1470. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1476. Web Gallery of Art

The Last Supper, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1480. Web Gallery of Art

The Last Supper, Domenico Ghirlandaio, c 1486. Web Gallery of Art

The Last Supper, Pietro Perugino, 1493-96. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Leonardo daVinci, 1498.

The Last Supper, Bernaert van Orley, 1500's. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Last Supper, Little Easton, Essex, 15??. Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church.

Christ Instructing Peter and John to Prepare for the Passover, Vincenzo Civerchio, 1504. National
Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Albrecht Dürer, 1510.

The Last Supper, Franciabigio, 1514. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Albrecht Dürer, 1523.

The Last Supper, Andrea del Sarto, 1520-25. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Albrecht Durer, c 1520. Lutheran Brotherhood's Collection of Religious Art

The Last Supper, Bernart van Orley, 1520-1530. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Last Supper, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1524-25. CGFA.

Triptypch with the Last Supper, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Plaque with the Last Supper, Jean Penicaud I, c 1530. National Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Jacopo Bassano, 1542. Borghese Barberini Corsini Spada Gallery, Milan.

The Last Supper, Juan deJuanes, 1560's. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Tintoretto, 1592-94. Web Gallery of Art

The Last Supper, Daniele Crespi, 1624-25. Web Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Peter Paul Rubens, 1630. Olga's Gallery.

Glorification of the Eucharist, Rubens, 1630. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Last Supper, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634-35. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Last Supper, Philippe de Champaigne, 1600's. CGFA.

The Last Supper, Nicolas Poussin, 1640's. Olga's Gallery.

The Last Supper, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, 1664. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The Last Supper, Simon Ushakov, 1685. History of Russian Painting.

The Last Supper, Sebastiano Ricci, 1713/1714. National Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, William Blake, 1799. National Gallery of Art.

The Last Supper, Nikolay Gay, 1863. Olga's Gallery.

The Last Supper, Carl Bloch, 1875, Hope Gallery.

Of course I've left out hundreds, probably more like thousands, of worthy interpretations so forgive me. But now, when you see photoshopped and contemporary versions of The Last Supper, you'll know that the aforementioned artists did it first.

The LOST Supper & Other TV Casts As The Famous Painting (2010)

above: Detail of the LOST Supper, with character John Locke as Jesus

As a huge fan of J.J. Abrams' televsion series LOST as well as having written the above previous post on fine art and photographic recreations of Da Vinci's The Last Supper, I couldn't blog about this fast enough.

Prior to the show's finale, ABC released two photos of the LOST cast posing as "The Lost Supper" in which one was supposed to be able to find clues as to the character's fates in the final season.

Below are the two images:

above: “Lost” stars Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Terry O’Quinn (Locke), Matthew Fox (Jack), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Ken Leung (Miles) and Jeff Fahey (Frank Lapidus).

We all know this is not the first television show to pose their cast as Jesus and his disciples in the famous pose, but did you know about all of these?

Robert Altman for MASH:

and another view:

Northern Exposure:

That 70's show:

Gordon Ramsey Top Chef:

House, M.D.:

Battlestar Galactica:

and of course, The Simpsons:

South Park:

... and The Sopranos:

23 More Interpretations Of The Last Supper. (2011)

In 2008, I wrote a post called "The Last Supper. And the one after that. And after that. And then, even more." in which I introduced you to the most well known Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci as well as many other versions created by famous artists and photographers, like Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle.

Then, in 2010 I shared with you "The LOST Supper & Other TV Casts As The Famous Painting" which featured images from MASH to The Simpsons posed as the famous painting.

Below is a whole new slew to add to the growing collection of Last Supper homages by various photographers and artists.

Sailor Moon Last Supper by Paolo Cellammare:


The Last Supper by photographer Pablo Marques:


Underwater Last Supper by photographer Howard Schatz:


The Last Supper 2004 by photographer Jim Fiscus:


"One of you will betray me" by photographer Midnight-Digital:


by photographer Anna Franke:

by photographer Michael Hunter:

Fellini's Pizzarria by photographer Lazaro:

The Last Supper Just The Hands by photographer bananocrate バナノクラテ

A Lesbian Last Supper by arfism:


iPod Last Supper by Travis (axb500):

Taste The Good Life by Chance:

The Big Lebowski Last Supper:


The Manischewitz Last Supper (artist unknown):

The Clowns Last Supper by Dark Vomit:

The Last Supper by Misha Art:

The Last Supper sculpture in the desert by the late artist Albert Szukalski, 1984:

and lit at night:

Artist Lidy Jacob's Rabbit's Last Supper:

The Last Snack by Tom Altany:

The Lion Supper:

The Star Wars Last Supper by Eric Deschamp for Giant Magazine:

And lastly, the amazing doodle illustrated Last Supper by Saga Kikeita:

detail of above:

another detail:

all images courtesy of the individual photographs and artists.

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