New and exclusive Vladimir Kush NFT art has landed on Rarible and OpenSea. The renowned practitioner enters the non-fungible space with a series including an animated version of his ode to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’.
‘Last Supper’ shows the iconic biblical feast, with Jesus and his disciples depicted as plants. Anyone with an interest in religious art will notice the Lord and Savior sits front and centre as a sunflower. Meanwhile, Judas, who will soon betray him, is a purple laceleaf.
How is the Vladimir Kush NFT Art Animated?
This version of ‘Last Supper’ is high concept — replacing biblical characters with flora reflecting their personalities. However, the animation is relatively subtle. The NFT art transitions from night into day, and during that process Judas becomes increasingly shadowy.
The scene takes place inside a colosseum-type stadium, which is also a significant element. Here Kush is nodding to the era of ‘The Last Supper’. In total, 12 editions have been minted. These are available now on OpenSea and Rarible. Two other works — ‘Departure of the Winged Ship’ and ‘Matrix of Love’ — are also included in the drops.
Who is Vladimir Kush?
Vladimir Kush is a Russian-born surrealist painter and sculptor. A graduate of the Surikov Moscow Art Institute, he lays claim to opening his own gallery on Maui, Hawaii, after moving to the US, and a First Prize in Painting at the 2011 Artistes du Monde international exhibition, in Cannes, France.
Before Kush’s latest offering we reported on another NFT effort directly linked to religion. Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone, director of Tech Tribe, announced the ‘NFTTorah‘ project back in mid-June. The tokens take their name from handwritten scrolls based on the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Proceeds raised from the sale of the digital versions pay for physical Sefer Torahs. For advice on investing in NFT art, dive into our long-read here.