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Proud Grandfather

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The bust Bill is working on of his grand daughter is coming along very well. The best complement he received so far is that her parents recognized her in the carving right away. Good work Bill.

Robert F. McGovern

Robert McGovern is an Emeritus Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. He is a talented painter, print maker and sculptor. He has done extensive commission works throughout the United States as well as illustrating many books. I fund this artist's bio which has some images of his woodcarvings. Some more of his work can be seen at this exhibition page. I also read that he lectures on the concerns surrounding religious art in our times (which I feel is a very important subject for discussion.)

Visual Aids for Last Supper Design

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One of the students in my class thinking about carving a last supper. He thinking of carving this in the round rather than as a relief. With this in mind we discussed several ways to arrange the composition. I offered to find some images that might help with the creative process.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Levoca_Last_Supper.jpg



http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Giotto_-_Scrovegni_-_-29-_-_Last_Supper.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Last_Supper_by_Theophanes_the_Cretan.jpg

Some other images that may be interesting can be found at: http://www.museum-replicas.com/wc_ProductDetails.asp?PID=5969&SCID= http://www.easterinthepark.net/lastsupper.html http://www.abcgallery.com/R/rubens/rubens102.html In addition, check out the Last Supper images at Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Last_supper

FromOldBooks.org

I ran across fromoldbooks.org which is a site with thousands of high resolution images from old or rare books. Most of these images are now public domain. This should make one more useful reference site.