Th-th-th-That's Sacrilegious Folks!

Once again a controversy has erupted over a pop culture depiction of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Artist Glen Tarnowski's Looney Tunes Last Supper, entitled The Gathering, has been displayed in the window of the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego, and it has been turning heads. Inevitably it has also been sending some folks off the deep end.

“Most people think it's fun and amusing, but 5% are pulling their hair out,” says Mike Dicken, national sales director for the gallery, of the people calling for the paintings removal.

If these people had any idea how often the Last Supper was parodied they wouldn't get so worked up. Or they would freak out completely — here's 50 more versions to send them over the edge.

“Chuck Jones was the absolute master in using cartoon characters to communicate the issues we deal with in life,” Tarnowski told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We all resonate with these characters.

In the Looney Tunes universe, I can see why Tarnowski would choose Bugs as the Christ figure and Fudd as his Judas works, seeing as he was always trying to kill him and everything. One commentator suggested Daffy would be a better choice. I can see that.

The Disciples (l-r): Henery Hawk, Wile E. Coyote, Junior Bear, Elmer Fudd as Judas, the Grinch, the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny as Jesus, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Marc Anthony, Pepe Le Pew, Gossamer, Porky Pig

(Link via Cartoon Brew)

Previously on Popped Culture...
Suddenly Last Supper
South Park Last Supper... You Bastards!
Watchmen Last Supper

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