The Last Supper, Marlene Dumas, c. 1985 - c. 1991

The Last Supper, Marlene Dumas, c. 1985 - c. 1991

oil on canvas, h 160cm × w 200cm More details
© Marlene Dumas

During the Last Supper, Christ shared bread and wine, symbols of his body and blood, with his disciples. This was how he announced not only his crucifixion, but also that he would live on in his disciples, among whom he has traditionally been represented for centuries. Dumas took the liberty of making of him a solitary, empty figure, above whose head new life appears in a ‘cloud’ of foetuses.

On display in room 3.3

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