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The Supper Of Rock by u2fan003 The Supper Of Rock by u2fan003
DISCLAIMER: This painting is in no way intended to offend any religion or Jesus Christ. The reason why John Lennon is 'Judas', is for you to find out. (Any good music fan should know...)

BEHOLD! Jesus surrounded by men who play Rock 'N' Roll for a living, sleep with groupies, do drugs, and are almost always drunk.

I am honored to present this here painting.

This idea of Rockstars at Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' had been in my head for a long time, since about early 2009, and when in early 2010 I got chosen by the La Vittoria Band Club to participate in their annual Easter Exhibition, it was the perfect occasion to finally bring my thought to life.

The main inspiration for the thought of this painting was a sort of 'rebellion' driven by my frustration of today's (refused-to-enter-offensive-adjective-here-to-respect-others'-opinions) music and all the media coverage and popularity today's 'artists' have. So, I thought of making something that honors the real musicians, the real singers, the real artists, all the great ones, and maybe through my painting get to show a few musically-illiterate people who the real music heroes are.. Because only the great get to have supper with Jesus!

I was looking very forward to start work on this, but first I ran through a long process of thought, which rockstars to choose, how to place them, their poses and reaction towards Jesus's announcement of betrayal, studies of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, preparation, and tons of sketches before I started working on the actual thing - yes, all the boring stuff, but it sure helps while you're working. Didn't plan to make it this big at first, but damn, when my best friend and I coincidentally payed a visit to the Art shop one afternoon, I saw this beautiful big canvas that had just arrived at the store, and it just hit me, that was the canvas I was going to paint this on. It was all well worth the 30+ Euros I spent on it.

For those who don't know, Leonardo's 'Last Supper' displays the scene when Jesus declares that one of his Apostles will betray him. In my painting I kept the same scene, with the Rockstars' reactions towards this news. (Yes, some of them couldn't care less, I know..) Also kept original from Leonardo's painting is the background, and Jesus.

Started work on this in September 2010 after I came back from watching U2 in Italy, and finished it in April 2011. I worked on this mostly during weekends and late in the nights of weekdays. I wish I had the privilege to have worked everyday on this! But unfortunately had to balance things between school, School of Arts, work, and a lot of other stuff... Sometimes I had been doing hard-labour on myself too.. With once ending up in having an injury in my right arm due to straining it too much… But, ah well, what we do for Art!
I also skipped quite some weeks of school to work on this. It's incredible. Haha!

Like I've already said in the disclaimer, this is not intended to offend anyone or any religion, but, anyone has the right to interpret it how they want, and I'm alright with that. (I will not say my intended interpretation of it, to leave everyone free to interpret it how they want. If someone would like to know my interpretation of it, you can always ask me.)


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LIST OF ROCKSTARS IN PAINTING AS SEATED:

ROCKSTARS NAMED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON JESUS'S RIGHT SIDE [Left of painting]:

-Slash
(Guns 'N' Roses)
-Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
-Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
-Bob Marley
-John Lennon
(The Beatles)
-Elvis Presley

ROCKSTARS NAMED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON JESUS'S LEFT SIDE [Right of painting]:

-Bono Vox
(U2)
-Freddie Mercury (Queen)
-Bruce Springsteen
-Keith Richards
(Rolling Stones)
-Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
-Jimi Hendrix


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R.I.P. Elvis, John, Bob, Freddie, and Jimi. They keep rocking from Heaven.
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I would like to greatly thank the 'La Vittoria Band Club', as I feel honored to have been chosen to participate in their Sacred Art Easter Exhibition 2011.

(Yes, I know Bob Marley is Reggae and not Rock 'N' Roll, but come on, he HAS to be there! He's Bob Marley!)

And, mind you, not all of the Rockstars painted here "sleep with groupies, do drugs, and are almost always drunk"..

God Bless Leonardo da Vinci!

CLOSE-UPS:

Slash-Steven Tyler-Robert Plant
Bob Marley-John Lennon-Elvis Presley
Jesus Christ
Bono-Freddie Mercury-Bruce Springsteen
Keith Richards-Ozzy Osbourne-Jimi Hendrix

ROCK ON! \m/

Size: 1m by 1.5m
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Time: Hah..
Reference Image: My own sketches and preparation, and obviously Leonardo's 'Last Supper'

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All comments, favourites, views, and criqitues are appreciated!

Thanks!



"THE SUPPER OF ROCK" - Copyright (C): Nicole Pace [U2fan003] 2011
"THE LAST SUPPER" - Copyright (C): Leonardo DA Vinci 1495-1498
ROCKSTARS - Themselves
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:iconuglygosling:
uglygosling Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
If I remember correctly, Lennon once said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, which created quite an uproar!
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:iconlynnlitung:
LynnLiTung Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love ROCK N ROLL as well! But I could only identify Half the amount of artists here correctly. Darn. Better brush up on my rock n roll knowledge...
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:iconrockstarcrossing:
rockstarcrossing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha- awesome!
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:iconnfsfan27:
NFSFAN27 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
nice art, :) (Smile) 

maybe you can make another one with  Metal stars and singers :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Who knows, maybe someday! :)

Thanks for the fave!
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:iconmybi29:
mybi29 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Hi there . Love your art. I was wondering how you promote your art and display it besides being on this site?.
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:iconpsychokiller21:
Psychokiller21 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Shouldn't Jimmie be at the center.
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:iconnipplelickerofjustic:
im not realy a believer of god. it's not that i don't want to believe i mean, i believe in been accepting of others kind and generous to others no matter who they are or what they have done, but i can't make myself to believe in him making everything, well, that aside..... LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!
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Sillyhatlovingbro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Yet im christian but love this art oddly.
 
ZOMG HAI THAR    Splendiiid!!!
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
I'm Christian as well, and I made this so there's nothing to feel odd about ;)

Thanks for the fave! :)
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:iconflamespeedy:
flamespeedy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too :)
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:iconsillyhatlovingbro:
Sillyhatlovingbro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You are very welcomed. I am a dummy! 
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You should've put the Beatles in the centre. :D
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't want to put more than one member of the same band..
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
No, because they were bigger than Jesus!
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And that is why John Lennon is in the place of Judas.....
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
ohh.
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:iconkirkleehammet:
KirkLeeHammet Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
wooooowww greaattt mennnnnnnnnnn fucking gooodd
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:iconmrdreamcastx:
Mrdreamcastx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Where's geddy lee And David lee Roth?
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:iconpsssiifff:
psssiifff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
a where is a Michael Jackson?
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:iconandytheb-artist:
AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I feel like John Lennon's skin is a lot darker than it should be.
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is because he is in the shadow. Like Leonardo placed Judas's face in the shadow.
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:iconmgraphicdesign:
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!

I am ever so grateful!
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AuraMajesty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Freddie is sitting where St. Philip would go, if I'm not mistaken. Besides Lennon, is there a reason why they sit where they are?
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Besides Lennon, no not necessarily. But I did not place them at random.
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:iconmiableachgirl:
miableachgirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant Cobain. Damn autocorrect. -_-
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:iconmiableachgirl:
miableachgirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This would be even more awesome if Kurt codin was in there but I love it anyways!
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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:iconiamthenonamegirl:
IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! Those like all my idols... EPIC!
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
Thanks for the fave!
ROCK ON
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:iconiamthenonamegirl:
IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no problem... actually i should thank you!
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha... the thanks is all mine believe me :)
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:iconiamthenonamegirl:
IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ok... if you say so :)
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alien-beatle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
and john is bad ? ._.
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No, he is not bad of course.

He had said a certain quote about Jesus...
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:iconsanty-bvb:
Santy-BVB Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
& Kurt ?
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:iconwoodolly4ever:
Woodolly4ever Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
:wow: this is ... epic! :la:
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Grazie!
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:iconwoodolly4ever:
Woodolly4ever Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
:D you're welcome!
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:iconespioartwork31:
EspioArtwork31 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
The First Beatle to die is Not John Lennon but it's Only Brian Epsten which happened to be the Fifth Member of the Beatles
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:iconespioartwork31:
EspioArtwork31 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
my words as Bishop Jakes talking to Dave Grohl and Courtney Love Kurt is not your Friend he's your enemy and he'll kill you destroy you and banish you to Hell for all Fucking Eternity
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:iconespioartwork31:
EspioArtwork31 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
you're Missing the Little Demon Kurt Cobain
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:iconpokertree:
PokerTree Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOMENESS! :D
Probably the best meeting of rockers in history
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!

Oh yes indeed!
Love your icon by the way :)
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SHONDALEANN Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!!! I am Christian just so you know this is not offensive to me. And I love Rock and roll, and all music really! VERY COOL!
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u2fan003 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I am Christian as well, but I've had some other Christians going crazy when they saw this, so better be safe, you know..

Thanks a lot ad ROCK ONNNN!
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RPGMaster1530 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Props to ya. Classic Rock will never stop being classic. Queen will never stop being the best Rock Band ever. And today's music will(hopefully) someday stop being horrible. Speaking as a kid who grew up the early 90's, I've experienced first hand the absolute destruction of music and what it has done to the youth of today. And everyday I wish that we still had the Rock Gods so dem darn whippersnappers knew what it was like to be a real fan of music.
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:iconu2fan003:
u2fan003 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Right on man!
Today's music is so 'empty', real music had feeling!

ROCK ON and thank you!
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:iconrpgmaster1530:
RPGMaster1530 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Keep the spirit of rock and REAL music alive. Peace.
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