Peter Greenaway: THE DANCE OF DEATH/Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway: THE DANCE OF DEATH
The Dance of Death / Der Tanz mit dem Tod – Ein Basler Totentanz, a project by Verein Totentanz at Predigerkirche and Totentanz in Basel, Switzerland. Peter Greenaway’s Dance of Death is a reinterpretation of the original Totentanz, the famous 15th Century wallpainting in Basel, that reminded people that whether rich or poor, and no matter one’s station in life, everyone has to die.
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Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway
On the occasion of Saloni 2008, British artist Peter Greenaway gives new life to the world's most celebrated masterpiece, merging an extraordinary wealth of languages including visual arts, cinema, poetry, music and some of the most cutting-edge new technologies. Leonardo's Last Supper, Greenaway creates an inspiring multimedia event taking place in front of what is undoubtedly the world's most mysterious and influential piece of art.
Leonardo's masterpiece has survived both the fast natural ageing process caused by experimental painting techniques conceived by the artist . The Biblical scene comes to new life under the spectator's eyes thanks to live projections of images and light bouncing on the very painted surface, accompanied by a soundscape of voices, music and noises. The performance took place in the Refectory of the Dominican Friary in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church: on the very wall of the refectory, Leonardo portrayed the moment when Christ announces one of the apostle will betray him, causing disruption and dismay among them.