Did you know that the streets of Dublin have their own version of the Last Supper? It is near the River Liffey, where they call the Italian quarter. There are several small restaurants in this space. It is a combination of 9 photographic panels, which represent the contemporary view of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work. In 2003 the artist John Byrne (born in Belfast, Northern Ireland) was invited to make the photographic panels for the businessman Mick Wallace, who wanted to decorate the place. Mick liked wine, Italy and Juventus (he has the jersey on the artwork). Byrne chose the Last Supper as a model and Dublin’s cultural diversity as the highlight. The background of the work is a mixture of photos of places in Dublin (churches, Fourcourts, etc.). Members are chosen people from the community: construction workers, student, environmentalist, librarian, tattoo artist, etc.

The scene was set up at the Temple Bar. The photos set up the 2.20 x 9.30 panels, printed in Belgium (9 smaller panels in all) and gathered here in the Irish capital in 2004.

Sourch: Publicart.ie

=What a wonderful example of art for all. Did you like to know that?

|Carla Monte Rey |

Brazilian / Italian journalist based in Dublin

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