Friday, August 6, 2010

Strange but True

We all know that the last supper painted Christ and his apostles sitting at a table, wheras in the middle eastern cultures, people eat while sitting on a floor. But did you know that the last supper has grown bigger and bigger in size over the years?

"The authors of the study, Brian Wansink and his brother, Craig Wansink, analyzed 52 depictions of the Last Supper—from a sixth-century mosaic to a 1996 photograph by Renee Cox in which the nude artist sits in for Christ—and concluded that the food portions became increasingly generous over time, with the main dish expanding by 69 percent, the bread portions by 23 percent, and the plates swelling in size by 66 percent. The report was picked up by the press around the world."

This item came from Robert Genn's, 'The Painter's Post.' Please click here to be taken to the post.

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