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Caravaggio painted Supper at Emmaus in 1601. He had moved from Milan to Rome in 1592, where he arrived in need, with no clothes or supplies, having nothing of his own. Soon after, he started working with Giuseppe Cesari, whom he stayed with for three years, painting and laboring. After this period, due to physical illness and disagreements, Caravaggio, now in better conditions left Cesari’s home and started working on his own, as well as establishing powerful and important connections.
He then started developing his characteristic contrasting and powerful style. Supper at Emmaus is a middle term between the moment where Caravaggio was exploring the bright realism of the still life and the point of his career where he got known as the painter of the dramatic chiaroscuro. So the painting is not as contrasting and dramatic as the pieces from his later life, but it already has some elements that derive from the traditional way of painting portraits and scenes like this. For instance, the light source looks like it comes from the center of the table, emphasizing the brightness on the face of Jesus.
The other unusual detail about this scene is that Jesus is portrayed without a beard. Jesus would have just been resurrected and was revealing himself for the first time for two apostles that are presumed to be Luke and Cleopas. Cleopas is wearing the symbol of the pilgrim that is a scallop shell stitched to his vest, and Lukas is wearing torn clothes. Jesus is described to have appeared in another form on the gospel of Mark, and Caravaggio might be referring to that when he portrays Christ without a beard. This also conveys the idea that Christ could be any person and enter our homes at any time without being noticed.
The whole scene is laid out around a squared table with a white tablecloth. The table is filled with good and vegetables, which was portrayed with profound detail. Christ has a round face and smooth curly hair. He wears a red robe with a white tunic over it and is gesturing with his right hand. Cleopas opens his arms, touching Jesus’s shoulder and opening his left arm towards the foreground of the layout, towards the viewers. The other two men, Saint Luke, and the groom stay on the left side of the scene. They are less brightened, and Luke’s face is barely visible as he turns his back to the scene. They are standing against a dark wall, and no architectural details are visible — only his shadows against the wall.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Supper at Emmaus, 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 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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