The depiction of Biblical scenes is a central theme in Western art. One of the most famous paintings in the history of art is Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (ca. 1500), representing the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. The series Jesus is my Homeboy is American photographer and artist David LaChapelle’s take on the topic. Both the composition of the photographs and the presentation of Jesus refer to the painting of the Renaissance and the Baroque, but he combines it with present day backgrounds and protagonists known from music videos and lifestyle magazines.
In 2008, the series was exhibited on the occasion of St. Moritz Art Masters in St. Moritz, Switzerland, fittingly in the Protestant French Church. We filmed the exhibition back then and first published the video on 12th September 2008. As it is one of our most popular videos, we decided to give it the r3 treatment. Our series r3 highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Click here for the complete list of videos. Click here for the original post.David LaChapelle (born in 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut) works in the fields of fashion, advertising and fine art photography.
David LaChapelle: Jesus is my Homeboy. St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, August 31, 2008.
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