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Caravaggio's 1601 painting Supper at Emmaus is an imagined reproduction of a scene from the Bible in which two of Jesus' disciples, after initially failing to recognize him, sit down to a meal with the Christ. He breaks bread with them and their eyes are opened to the man sitting before them. As soon as they realise, he disappears. In a characteristic turn, the artist portrays the scene in an unconventional way, innovatively charging the scene with an emotional resonance. This is achieved through the deft and revelatory gestures that suffuse this domestic scene. Even the title of the painting hints at a congenial atmosphere. Even more striking is this scene of surprise, confusion and relief, in light of the contrast between the magisterial stillness of the feast and the passionate movement captured within the frame. Caravaggio also brings the scene firmly into the present day — the present day of early seventeenth century Italy — by dressing the two disciples in the torn and ragged clothes of working men.
Supper at Emmaus depicts the moment Jesus blesses the bread and reveals his identity to his two disciples. Carravaggio, a master of dramatic staging, has positioned the view point in such a way that the viewer is included in the room, somewhat akin to the servant who is likewise drawn into the action. Painted on commission for the Roman nobleman Ciriaco Mattei in 1601, the popularity of the work caused Caravaggio to paint a reproduction which differs greatly in its subdued atmosphere from the 1601 version. The masterful use of light superbly reveals the climactic unveiling of the Christ's identity, and captures with photographic casualness a moment which will soon pass. Already used to sparking controversy, Supper at Emmaus was condemned by the clergymen of his day. Judging by contemporary church criticism it seems as though the cleanly-shaved femininity of Christ and the rough-looking apostles clashed with their majestic image of the New Testament. But Caravaggio's painting has the power to convert more than any member of the clergy.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Supper at Emmaus 1601-02, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Supper at Emmaus 1601-02 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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