Striking recreation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper dazzles Sydneysiders

Striking recreation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper dazzles Sydneysiders

23 October marked the release of the epic mini-series The Bible on DVD and Blu-Ray. To celebrate the event, distributor Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment staged a live-action recreation of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper at in First Fleet Park in The Rocks yesterday.

Morning commuters were treated to this spectacular life-size recreation starring Christian celebrities, including X Factor’s Barry Southgate and Rugby League sensations, Jason and Paul Stevens, who bought the masterpiece to life, along with a group of professional ‘human statues’.

The recreation, which took place in a purpose built, ornate steel frame, appeared overnight – as if by a miracle – and marks today’s release of THE BIBLE on DVD & Blu-ray.

From Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor), THE BIBLE has been nominated for three Emmys and was one of the highest rating shows of the year when it aired on Channel 9 during winter 2013.

Speaking at the event, Barry Southgate, who was eliminated from the X Factor only last month, said: “I was impressed by how close THE BIBLE was to the real thing.  I’m keen to take part in anything that brings to life something I’m passionate about.  The recreation has been spectacular – a genuine piece of ‘living art’.”

Jason Stevens, a former Australian Rugby League International, commented: ‘This was a real pleasure to be involved with, and something that will stay in the memories of those who saw it for a very long time.”

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