To get back to things I understand...I also watched a program on Italy. There were nice pictures of landscape and buildings. There’s a lot of art hanging on walls or has been painted on walls. Most depicts someone’s imagination of life during biblical times. All was produced at a time when Italians used to be religious. Now, they make nice clothes, vote for likes of Berlusconi, and don’t attend church.
One thing struck me during the program, when I discovered that Da Vinci’s The Last Supper was painted on a wall in Milan. The building was bombed during WWII, but painting survived to suffer from environmental damage. (I wonder what those evangelical climate-change deniers would say about that).
Anyway, my point is about the painting’s layout. (I will not get into the subject about one possibly being female.) Why are all diners sitting on the same side of the table? This reminds me of dinner scenes in sitcoms, where all actors sit beside each other in order to fit into the television screen. No one sits around a table like that...which makes the painting unbelievable…like much in the bible…
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