Artist reinterpets 'The Last Supper' in NYC show

December 2, 2010 4:59:39 AM PST
A new multimedia installation in New York City will offer new ways to see and interpret Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

The show at Manhattan's Park Avenue Armory show reproduces the 15th century painting with a 40-minute sound-and-light show.

The "clone" painting is set within a full-scale replica of the 4,000-square-foot dining hall at Santa Maria Delle Grazie. The convent in Milan, Italy, houses the original work.

"Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway" opens Friday and ends Jan. 6.

The work by the Welsh-born filmmaker and multimedia artist fills the armory's cavernous drill hall.

The armory's president, Rebecca Robertson, calls Greenaway's installation "an incredible multimedia reverie."

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Online: ArmoryPark.org

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