Caravaggio and the Decorative Arts in the Two Suppers at Emmaus

Varriano, John
June 1986
Art Bulletin;Jun1986, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p218
Academic Journal
Examines the decorative arts in the two versions of the 'Supper at Emmaus,' by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Information on Caravaggio's naturalism; Description of the carpets that cover the tables; Significance of the display of maiolica tableware.


Related Articles

  • O Taste and See. Benner, Juliet // Conversations (15482057);Spring2006, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p73 

    Reflects on the painting The Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio which was painted in 1601 and displayed in the National Gallery of London in England. Depiction of the post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to two of his disciples in the painting; Overview of the story in the Bible about the...

  • Visualizing Appearance and Disappearance: On Caravaggio's London Supper at Emmaus. Pericolo, Lorenzo // Art Bulletin;Sep2007, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p519 

    The article focuses on appearance and disappearance in Caravaggio's London Supper at Emmanus. The author argues that Caravaggio manipulated the conventional techniques of Renaissance narration to create a new pictorial narrative, one that structurally incorporated ambivalence and subjectivity....

  • THE CARAVAGGIO CONUNDRUM. HOFSTADTER, DAN // Art & Antiques;May2010, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p76 

    The article profiles the 17th-18th century Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and the ways in which his biography and work have been interpreted and received by posterity. The author discusses Caravaggio's interest in optics and lenses and the realism, referred to as tonal...

  • In Alia Effigie: Caravaggio's London Supper at Emmaus. Scribner III, Charles // Art Bulletin;Sep77, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p375 

    Examines the two versions of 'The Supper at Emmaus,' a painting by artist Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Criticism of biographer and critic Gian Pietro Bellori to the painting; Description of the painting; Reason of scholars for not considering the painting a religious work.

  • Supper at Emmaus. Mukern, Daniel J. // Priest;Apr2011, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p10 

    The article presents a reflection on the supper at Emmaus as narrated in Luke 24:13-35 and as depicted in a 1601 painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. According to the author, Caravaggio communicates the meaning and implications of Eucharistic fellowship with his painting. Caravaggio...

  • Il «canestro di frutta matura» nella Cena in Emmaus del Caravaggio e la visione del profeta Amos. Berra, Giacomo // Storia dell'Arte;2013, Vol. 136 Issue 36, p65 

    The article discusses the painting "Cena in Emmaus" by painter Michelangelo Caravaggio, held in the National Gallery in London, England. Topics discussed include the commissioning of the work by art patron Ciriaco Mattei, the provenance of the work, and the religious symbolism of the image of a...

  • unknown caravaggio. Robb, Peter // Modern Painters;Mar2005, p64 

    Focuses on the artworks of Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Details of the art exhibition "Caravaggio: The Final Years 1606-1610," at the National Gallery in London, England; Description of his painting "Supper at Emmaus"; Discussion of the techniques used by Caravaggio in...

  • Fellow Travellers: Caravaggio's Dublin The Taking of Christ and London Supper at Emmaus. Cottrell, Philip // Studies: An Irish Quarterly;Winter2015/2016, Vol. 104 Issue 416, p388 

    The article explores the intentions of 16th century artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio for the composition of "The Taking of Christ" and its relationship with the his earlier work "Supper at Emmaus."

  • Table companion. BLEEM, JERRY // U.S. Catholic;Jun2010, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p50 

    The article discusses the "The Supper at Emmaus," an oil painting on canvas by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, which is a reflection of Luke's gospel. It is asserted that the painting features a roasted fowl, bread, fresh fruit, wine and water to indicate a Eucharistic reference. The painting...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics