The Last Supper

The Last Supper has been in the Norbertine Abbey of Tongerlo since 1545. This canvas is a life-size replica of the famous Milanese fresco painted by Leonardo Da Vinci for the Dominican monastery Santa Maria delle Grazie.

In the year 2020 Laurent Reypens paints the same theme, but from his personal vision. This composition, based on the work of Da Vinci, is a symbolic work with the typical, characteristic and well-known bowls. The work of Laurent Reypens is not only a personal interpretation of the fresco of the Italian master, it mainly raises some pressing questions.

After supper the apostles have already left. Silence now reigns over the deserted table. The dishes are left behind as a witness to what happened among those 13 men before. We know the rest of the story. But, when we see this table, we also think of simple daily worries. Who's going to do the dishes now?

There are many other questions that the work asks, without an answer. Thanks to the Abbey of Tongerlo, this confrontation between the two works will continue in the Da Vinci Museum, from 8 June to 30 September 2020. In addition to the monumental Last Supper, Laurent Reypens will show a selection of other works in the museum and its garden.