Last Supper (Shostakovich)

70" x 26" oil on panel

The winter my father painted this work, most likely sometime around 1996 or 1997, he was listening intently to the entire series of Shostakovich’s string quartets. He told me he added the composers name to the title because the influence of the music was so strong that the finished work had as much ‘Shostakovich’ in it as it did ‘Last Supper’.

For those not familiar with Shostakovich's work and especially his string quartets, this link will give you a small sample of this complex and powerful music.