Caravaggio, The Supper at Emmaus

1601
Oil on canvas, 141 x 196 cm.)
The National Gallery, London, England

From Luke (24:13-32). The two disciples are portrayed just at the moment when "their eyes were opened, and they knew him" (Luke 24:31).

Their sense of surprise is not shared by the man at Jesus' right, whom various writers have referred to as "the groom," "the host," or "the innkeeper." Many paintings of the previous century had also included someone bringing things to the table, but the look on this one's face is a Caravaggio innovation.

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