Pr. Eugen RĂCHITEANU
Institutul Teologic Romano-Catolic Franciscan din Roman, Facultatea de Teologie Pastorală
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11 / 2015
The Iconography of Feet-Washing in the Last Supper
The present article is focused on the iconographical representation of the scene of feet-washing in the Last Supper, as painted by some of the major artists in the European Tradition. After a swift review of some liturgic features regarding this capital scene of the Christian tradition, the main analytical part of the article is devoted to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, thoroughly analyzing the relation between the humanity and the divinity of Jesus Christ, such as it appears through the analysis of the relations between the characters involved in the aforementioned depicted situation.
Keywords: history of Christianism, Christian iconography, the motif of feet-washing in European iconography, Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper
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