tempera on canvas
70 x 100 cm
The theme of the sacred, which would become a constant in Sassus work, was inspired to him both by personal reflection and by the presence in Milan of Persico. In this first example in painting we see Christ seated at the table with figures in modern dress: coats and ties, sweaters and shorts, short hair. The landscape visible beyond the three arches in the wall in back is also modern. The new urban periphery with its rationally structured houses, often stuccoed in bright colors, appears in the painting as a witness to the new form of the "rising city," a typical Futurist subject around 1930.