Dio Mio!


One is surrounded by screens, by music, by images and above all by Italy. And you just want to be there and you are at the Park avenue Amory watching or rather attending a 45-minute multimedia experience directed by English film director Peter Greenaway on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Peter Greenaway in all his interviews claims: Film  is dead. Long Live the Film!. A different experience that takes the viewer by the hand  through a painting.  The hands for example, at some point, are highlighted in the painting creating a beautiful sequence of pointed fingers and raised hands talking to each others created a chain of flesh. Italy is the backdrop of this mystic adventure, the dome of the Refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, the gardens, the streets.

I want to get people to look and to look. As an audience I would like them to come out feeling richer, to understand why these paintings are important and that we are all associated with this legacy of the Old Masters. I want them to think, ‘This is for us.’ says Greenaway

It was for me!

Park avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 616-3930

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2 responses to “Dio Mio!

  1. Thank you Pascale, I go!
    I am in very Italian Spirit this morning! Just posted that:
    http://www.didyouseethewind.wordpress.com

  2. Isabelle Milkoff

    I totally agree with you and was glad to share this wonderful art lesson with you. Fortunately it’s coming to Paris so my friends there will be able to see it. I’ll spread the good news like you do.

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