Vincent Van Gogh May Have Hidden 'The Last Supper' Within One Of His Most Famous Paintings

March 6, 2015 2:21 PM

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Vincent Van Gogh May Have Hidden 'The Last Supper' Within One Of His Most Famous Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh, most known for "Starry Night" and losing his left ear, may have left one final secret up his sleeve. His iconic painting "Cafe Terrace at Night" depicts a group of anonymous patrons enjoying an evening in Arles, France. Yet new research suggests that the individuals lurking in the group of 12 -- with a central, long-haired figure, another departing in the shadows and golden lookers-on -- may not be so nameless after all. Yes, it's possible that one of van Gogh's most famous artworks contains an allusion to an even more famous painting: Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

A religious allusion wouldn't be too out of character for Van Gogh. Before devoting his attention to painting, the famous Dutch artist had wished to "preach the gospel everywhere," and his father, Theodorus van Gogh, was a pastor for a Dutch Reformed church. Vincent's uncle was a renowned Dutch theo...

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