Supper at Emmaus

size(cm): 35x40
Sale price£121 GBP


The Supper at Emmaus by Matthias Stom is a masterpiece of Baroque art that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This painting depicts the moment when Jesus reveals himself to his disciples at Emmaus after his resurrection.

Stom's artistic style is evident in the way he uses light and shadow to create a dramatic and mysterious atmosphere. The light emanating from the figure of Jesus illuminates the room and creates a chiaroscuro effect that highlights the central figure of the painting.

The composition of the work is impressive, with the characters arranged in a triangle that directs the viewer's gaze towards the figure of Jesus. The details on the table and the objects that surround it, such as bread and wine, are a sample of the realism that characterizes Baroque art.

Color also plays an important role in the work, with warm, earthy tones creating a feeling of warmth and familiarity. The gold and yellow tones of the clothing of Jesus and the disciples contrast with the darker tones of the room, creating an effect of depth and perspective.

The history of the painting is fascinating as it is believed to have been painted in the 1630s by Matthias Stom, a Dutch artist who settled in Italy. The work was acquired by the Museo del Prado in Madrid in 1933 and has been one of the most outstanding pieces in its collection ever since.

Besides its aesthetic beauty, The Supper at Emmaus also has a deep religious significance. The work depicts the moment when Jesus reveals himself to his disciples after his resurrection, symbolizing hope and faith in life after death.

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