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Caravaggio had a long life of drama and turbulence. In the beginning of his work as a painter, he had to flee to Rome, where he arrived in great need and nothing of his own. He then was taken in and cared for by Giuseppe Cesari. The friendship lasted no longer than three years, and once again Caravaggio was left with empty pockets and nowhere to live. At this moment he had established some important friendships like Prospero Orsi and Onorio Longhi that were known on the medium and helped Caravaggio to forge connections. His work started to circulate collectors and people who were interested in patronizing arts.
At some point, Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, astonished by the piece The Cardsharps, decided to take Caravaggio in and influence him to pursue religious art and get more commissions. Caravaggio got more and more famous, to the point where he became the most famous artists in Europe. Around the year 1601, when he had just been taken in by the Cardinal, he painted the first version of this painting. It’s an essential dramatic and intense piece, where he was developing his style into more religious subject matters.
In 1606, when he was just about to move away from Rome, he painted this second version of the same scene. In this new version, Caravaggio painted Jesus in a more biblical and traditional way than in the version depicted in 1601, where Jesus is portrayed without a beard, young and delicate. The five characters are painted around a table that is covered with a piece of tapestry. Often, in paintings like Lute Player, we see Caravaggio cover table pieces with exquisite tapestries. There is a plate of food and a loaf of bread on top of the table, as well as a jar.
This scene has a less contrasting color palette and a less dramatical light treatment, compared to the first version, when Caravaggio was on the peak of development of his tenebrism technique. The color palette is warm and smooth, and despite the lack of contrast, the scene fades into a completely dark background, with no signs of architecture and environment. They all wear loose robes in earthy colors. The character on the right of the table does not wear the pilgrim shell as he does on the other version of this painting. The man and the woman standing are dressed in modest clothing, and both wear a white hat.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Supper at Emmaus 2, 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 2 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.
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