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Supersizing the “Last Supper”

March 23rd, 2010 03:38 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

gandhi_2 writes “A pair of sibling scholars compared 52 artists’ renditions of ‘The Last Supper’, and found that the size of the meal painted had grown through the years. Over the last millennium they found that entrees had increased by 70%, bread by 23%, and plate size by 65.6%. Their findings were published in the International Journal of Obesity. From the article: ‘The apostles depicted during the Middle Ages appear to be the ascetics they are said to have been. But by 1498, when Leonardo da Vinci completed his masterpiece, the party was more lavishly fed. Almost a century later, the Mannerist painter Jacobo Tintoretto piled the food on the apostles’ plates still higher.’”

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