Abstract Last Supper paintings
- 1Applied Economics and Control Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
- 2Religious Scientific Studies Division, Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA, United States Of America
Serving sizes of meals have-been noticably increasing lately, however when did this trend start? If art imitates life if food portions are generally speaking increasing with time, we might anticipate this trend become shown in paintings that illustrate food. Perhaps the mostly painted dinner is that of Jesus Christ's Last Supper, chronicled in the New Testament associated with Bible. A CAD–CAM analysis regarding the relative food-to-head ratio in 52 representative paintings for the final Supper indicated that the relative sizes associated with primary dish (entree) (=0.52, =0.002), loaves of bread (=0.30, =0.04), and plates (=0.46, =0.02) have actually linearly increased in the last millennium.