24 October 2009

Peter Greenaway's Leonardo's Last Supper

MIAF 2009
Peter Greenaway's Leonardo's Last Supper
Melbourne International Arts Festival
24 October 2009
North Melbourne Town Hall


For $10 Peter Greenaway's Leonardo's Last Supper is worth heading to the North Melbourne Town Hall for, and it’s on for another couple of weeks, so there's still time to see it.

It’s a copy of that painting made famous by The Da Vinci Code with some whizz-bang, super-cool lighting FX and the compulsory Nyman-like music. I think it's meant to make us realise that the works of these masters are masterpieces and that the best way to appreciate them is to look at them for a long time until the story and the mastery is revealed. The postcard you get at the gallery shop will never compete with the original...

It's shorter than Greenaway's films, but just as pretentious and arty, so I dug it.

Here's a pretty cool interview with PG talking about cultural arrogance and bringing this incredible experiment to Melbourne.

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