Leonardo Duffin and how they met Jesus for Supper

Leonardo lives on in a Scottish painter Stuart Duffin. I think it is wonderful when talented contemporary artists take up the challenge of painting well known classical Biblical themes. I especially like when they put their own spin on the painting. Stuart Duffin has done such a thing. I believe this painting was just finished last week for a parish church in the South side of Glasgow. Check out Stuart's blog re the painting The painting freezes the moment in time when the disciples heard that Jesus would be betrayed. All the disciples are stunned and under their breath they are saying ' Well its not me" At this movement one disciple makes a move to withdraw from the table the implication is Judas was the one who left early. Do we not all need to ask the question could that be me? Have we not all at some point betrayed a person, and idea,a friend perhaps even ourselves? Have we not had occasion when we've left early? I'm quite sure Dave McLachlan the minister of Langside Parish Church and his congregation must be delighted with the end result. Certainly the congregation have an interesting wall at which to look. All I can say is that we have a few blank walls in St Andrew's Bo'ness if Stuart wants to take up residence he'd be most welcome. I think he could paint for us the moment when the 120 disciples in the upper room encountered the "tongues of fire" on their heads. How about making your suggestion what would you have painted on the walls of the church?

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Posted By: Helmut   On: 22 Mar 2012   At: 5:41pm

A local church is hoping to stage Leonardo’s painting in front of a super market - something to look forward to!


Posted By: italker   On: 13 Mar 2012   At: 10:51pm

Yeah that would be an interesting study.Now what would he look like,certainly not John Wayne?


Posted By: Louise Hankin   On: 12 Mar 2012   At: 10:24pm

I’d suggest trying to capture the look on the centurion’s face at the cross when, at Jesus’ death, it dawned on him “Truly this was the Son of God!”.  Bach had a go at capturing the sound and feel of that moment in his St Matthew Passion, composing two of the best bars of music ever.  I’d like to see how the moment might’ve looked…

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