When I was young, I thought there was only one version of The Last Supper. That was the one in Milan, and it was the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Somewhere along the line, I found out there were many, many Last Suppers, and now I think we probably haven’t seen the ultimate last supper.
The other day, I visited the San Marco museum in Florence and among the many wonderful things I saw was this interpretation of The Last Supper, by Domenico Ghirlandaio. It is on a wall of the bookshop, and I watched so many people walk by or turn their back to it, as they bought a postcard of this very painting, not realising what they were missing.
We see Judas depicted on the near side of the table, with a little cat nearby. Are there any students of art history who can explain the various birds we see in the upper portion of the fresco?