by Jonell Galloway
For over a millennium, the portion sizes in paintings of The Last Supper have gradually increased. A recent study at Cornell University demonstrates that ever-increasing portions are no recent phenomenon. Click here to read the study. The painting below is by the Italian artist Duccio, from 1308-1311 A.D. “Note how the size of the food, bread, and plates on the table compare with the size of the heads of Jesus and his disciples,” compared to later versions of The Last Supper.