"The Last Supper" is arguably more well-known for the speculation surrounding it than anything else. Nevertheless, it's an important piece of art history that sparks conversations time and time again. Ghigos Ideas—a sounding board for design-centered discussion and debate—has asked 13 designers to look at the painting in a new way, specifically at the parts that aren't painted.
In the original painting, you can see bits and pieces of chair parts (mostly legs), but the designs are hidden. The designers involved—including names like Alessandro Guerriero and CTRLZAK—were challenged to create a "B-side" to the painting, one that focuses completely on the chairs the subjects are sitting in.
Chairs and designers, from left to right: Apostle Judas Iscariot by Alberto Biagetti, James the Greater by Ghigos Ideas, Simon the Zealot by PG Bonsignore
The chairs will be on display through December 1 at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Lissone in an exhibit titled "(1:13) The thirteen chairs that were never painted in Leonardo's Last Supper." The exhibit's website has a noteworthy design that tells you about each chair and its occupant—it's definitely worth a visit.
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