Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Pilgrims at Emmaus or the Supper at Emmaus by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The 1648 Supper at Emmaus is a lovely painting full of light. A typical bearded Christ sits at a table beside a window in a tall, colonnaded room.

Seated at a table at an inn, Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it and offered it to his disciples.

Although the sun beams onto him and the table from the viewers left, he is also clearly haloed; his eyes are raised piously toward heaven and his head has the sideways tilt common to early iconography. The Supper at Emmaus probably painted within the last few years of Rembrandt’s life.
The Pilgrims at Emmaus or the Supper at Emmaus by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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