Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A "What If" re-post
A re-post from a couple of years back. Right on time...or a day early, depending on one's point of view... explained in the update following the graphic.
Meanwhile, I ask what I asked two years ago...what if you gave a dinner and no one showed?
We don't know, maybe Michelangelo got paid by the square inch. Or maybe he suffered from horror vacui, which in art is the fear of empty space. So he filled the painting with people and hidden symbolism.
THE UPDATE: One of the most famous meals in history is commemorated a day late, a new book by a Cambridge University physicist claims.
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, who was knighted last year for his contribution to science, argues that the last supper Jesus Christ shared with his disciples occurred on Wednesday, April 1, AD33, rather than on a Thursday as traditionally celebrated in most Christian churches.
Posted by jadedj at 5:07 PM