"This must be one of the most powerful Last supper paintings I have ever seen. These are real argumentative people, alive, dynamic, frightened and full of very evident emotions. It is compelling, not because of what Judas was going to do - that the apostles do not yet know. But powerful as the portrait of a group of friends, (and the sitters are friends of the painter) nervous, uneasy, and uncertain but still with confidence in their leader who, slightly remote, is not getting their full attention.
The tension and fear is all too clear - but so too is the bonding. This is a shared experience. They all know that powerful forces have been watching them ever since they entered Jerusalem but they don’t know what is to come. What kind of a Passover will this one be?
All the portraits are impressive, but my favourite is that of the man pouring water from a jug. He has a sideways, nervous look that gives it all away. Perhaps he has heard a noise on the stairs? The painting is about fraternity, about belonging, about the deep and powerful connection between friends – a quality that is timeless." Bruce Kent Vice President of the Movement for the Abolition of War
"I think it is a very brave composition…an heroic effort. The vast majority of artists nowadays shy away from multiple figures – it is just too difficult. I think it is a brilliant subject choice to describe the notion [of friendship]…I think it is terrific and bucks the trend.” Anthony Green RA
“Such a focus on the male is, for me, moving, comforting, hopeful, and encouraging in these tumultuous times. The individual men seem extraordinary and have exceptionally compelling faces.” Margaret Krug MFA Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design, New York artist & author of An Artist’s Handbook: Materials and Techniques