Gouache on Paper

The Last Supper

A pioneering Indian modernist, Jamini Roy sought inspiration from tribal Indian design, Kalighat paintings and the art of the Santhal community. He was also moved by Byzantine art and much of his later works, especially those with Christian themes, betray this influence. Many of Roy’s Christ paintings narrated the episode of The Last Supper, a Biblical event in which Jesus shared a final meal with his apostles before the crucifixion.