Art depicting the Apostles

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:00

Welcome to the first in a new series looking at all the wonderful paintings and pictures that have been created depicting the Apostles.

First up: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the Western world's most recognizable paintings.

Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Apostles when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him.

Due to the methods used, a variety of environmental factors, and intentional damage, little of the original painting remains today despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in 1999.

Jude is the second from left. Find out more about Saint Jude, by clicking below.