The Last Supper for Star Wars
First, it starts off with Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century painting “The Last Supper.” Secondly, an illustration of the Star Wars characters in “The Last Supper” by Eric Deschamps. And thirdly, a digital mosaic montage of Deschamps’ artwork composed with 69,550 Star Wars film stills by Avinash Arora. In all of this, maybe Da Vinci had envisioned Star Wars and hid that in the painting for George Lucas to see. Who knows?
Technical notes about the Arora’s mosaic piece (from Gizmodo):
This is what you get when you capture 69,550 full resolution frames from the six Star Wars movies and combine them with a version of DaVinci’s Last Supper on a PC with mosaic-making software and a custom matlab-based algorithm. The 262-megapixel mosaic (24,168 x 10,864 pixels) took two weeks to complete, including 30 hours of computing power and manual retouching for the final version. Avinash Arora, the guy who did it, tells us about the process.
Below: Arora’s “Star Wars Last Supper Mosaic”