Pilgrims at Emmaus or The Supper at Emmaus

In this picture, Rembrandt mixed allusions to the Christianity’s beginnings (the architecture is reminiscent of Paleochristian basilicas) and other painters (the large alcove may have been inspired by a picture by Titian). In this symphony of natural and divine light, everything is nuanced, from the iridescent colors of Christ’s robe to the gradated emotions of the faithful recognizing the risen Savior.
Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) (1606 – 1669)
Oil on mahogany – H. 68 cm; W. 65 cm – Signed and dated bottom left: Rembrandt. f. 1648 – Department of Paintings, Louvre, Paris, Inv. 1739
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Fuzeau