Project: St. Catherine AME Zion Church
After renovating classrooms and installing an elevator, St. Catherine AME Zion Church in New Rochelle, NY was left with a 24-foot long hallway - the perfect location for a mural. So the church commissioned Piero Manrique to create a mural depicting the Last Supper.
Piero brought the scene to life using a vibrant color palette. He added a Renaissance-styled landscape that can be seen through the windows, and placed the figures within a detailed architectural structure. With the perspective Piero used in designing the mural, the painting gives a sense of depth to the rather narrow hallway in which it is placed. The individual faces of the apostles each have their own personality. Together they express a wide range of emotions, bringing drama and a sense of reverence to the scene.