According to Christian teachings, the Last Supper was the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples. The story is crucial in the New Testament and Christians regard the Last Supper as the basis of their communion rite.
With such importance to Christians, it makes sense then that the Last Supper has been recounted many times, across a range of media, throughout Western history. the history of art. Although the scene is a common scene for artists to depict, the specific uses of depictions of the Last Supper vary.
For example, the work of Adriaen van Wesel The Last Supper (Het Laatste Avondmaal) would have been used to explain the details of the Last Supper as an event. At the same time, illuminations like those by Ulrich Taler focused more on the rite of Holy Communion itself.