Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Last Supper Mystery

I know you haven't heard from me for a long time. I have been busy with studies and exams. As a matter of fact, I am kind of disappointed with my marks. I hope to do much better this time, that is why I am studying hard.
Anyway, I want to speak today about the mysteries in Leonardo da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper. First of all, here is the painting itself-

Observe it carefully. Peel those eyes. Now look at each saint's hands. Do you notice something strange?
In the middle is Jesus, with both His hands spread out.
To His right and our left, is the young St. John (or possibly Mary Magdalene).
To his left is St. Peter.
Overlapping St. Peter's face is that of Judas, the traitor.
Now, to the left of Judas, near his back, is a hand clutching a knife that seems apparently disembodied, not belonging to anyone. Here is a close-up:

It may seem to be that of St. Peter's, but you must agree that it is an incredibly uncomfortable position to hold one's arm in. Try it yourself.
It could be the hand of St. John/Mary Magdalene, but see this-

It would be easier to suppose that there was someone hiding underneath the table and poking his hand over the top of the table. There is also a hint that St. Peter is actually holding the mystery hand at the wrist, as if to prevent it from stabbing someone. If the figure to Jesus's right is Mary Magdalene, Then St. John is missing from the table. Could he be present under the table?

A far fetched idea to be true, but worth a thought.