The Last Supper Tableau
Presented at Fall Art Show - Nov 10, 2017
Left to right: Angie Deatherage, Kaylee Hoffman, Susan
Watson, Jenna Smith (portraying Judas - notice the bag
of coins in right hand and reaching for same bowl as
Jesus with left hand), Audra Scales (standing), Blayzey
Rose, Jacob Pipkin (ASU Student Intern), Chloe Kirks
(standing), Alex Deatherage, Sarah Scales, Lacy Davis,
Billy Duncan, and Heather Simington.
On Friday, November 10, 2017, Sloan-Hendrix students
presented a tableau vivant (French for living
art) of the Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci in
1498. Students had been studying one point perspective
as they painted the backdrop. The Last Supper is a
depiction of Christ's final meal with his apostles and
according to art historians illustrates their reactions
to this scripture: When Jesus had thus said, he was
troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of
whom he spake. John 13:21-22 KJV. Costumes, backdrop,
and props were all produced by students.
Photograph by Hannah Pipkin