Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio

Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio

“Supper at Emmaus” – Painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio The picture was painted in the estate of the Duke Marzio Colonna, Palestrina and Zagarolo shortly after the flight of Caravaggio in Rome in connection with the charge of murder in May 1606. It is also possible that it was written a year ago in Rome, as a person and a maid pose in the picture almost exactly replicate the image of St. Anne with the painting “Madonna with a snake”, created in 1605. Although it is possible that the artist wrote it entirely from memory. “Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio mentioned earlier biographers Giulio Mancini and Giovanni Pietro Bellori. She was kept in the collection of the Marquis Patrizi to 1624 and was probably commissioned by him. Caravaggio depicts the climax of an episode of the popular in the XVII century, the story about the appearance of Jesus to two disciples on the third day after the Crucifixion described in Evangielii Luke. The two disciples on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus meet a stranger who asks why they are sad.

Students who astonished his ignorance, talk about the condemnation and execution of Jesus. Then the stranger “… beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures.” Students are invited to share his dinner with them. Christ, the broken bread and blessed it, was recognized, but then “… become invisible to them.”

Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
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