Sunday, 12 April 2009

Scary Easter

I've been awaiting an appropriate moment to share an entertaining picture I saw in an art gallery in Bruges, so this seems the time. Well - it's Easter-themed, isn't it?

This Last Supper (bigger version here) by Pieter Pourbus (1523-1584) looks pretty average until you wonder WTF IS THAT COMING IN THROUGH THE DOOR ON THE RIGHT?! Skeletal, with staring eyes and elongated claws on hands and feet ... I think it's supposed to be the Devil coming for Judas, who has just decided to betray Jesus (Judas is depicted with red hair, ha ha: it was considered a Bad Sign at the time). But it's a real M R James type picture. He should have written a story about it.

Happy Easter!
Back to the chocolate...

1 comment:

Craig Sorensen said...

Ooh! What a cool painting!