Natalia Tsarkova’s painting The Last Supper (2002). Tsarkova’s painting was hung side by side with Leonardo’s masterpiece of the same subject in 2002. Tsarkova says she chose to portray Jesus turning around and look directly at the public as a sign of his dismay towards humanity after 9/11. As an artist, Tsarkova hasn’t always been devoted exclusively to religious subjects. One wall of her studio features the sensuous female nudes she used to paint back in Russia, often with allegorical undertones. RNS photo courtesy Natalia Tsarkova.