France: Chapelle Saint Antoine, Bessans - paulsmit
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'Last Supper.’

Two things hit the eye in this Last Supper fresco in the Chapelle de Saint Antoine in Bessans. First: the areoles. The apostles seen on the back seem to have hats of bolted gold! Second: the person in Christ's embrace. We know it should be St.  John the Evangelist, also known as the Disciple whom Jesus Loved. But we have all read Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code", and he concluded that this person is a woman: his lover!  The chapel and its frescoes date from the beginning of the 16th century. Photo Paul Smit.