Revelation at the Table: An Analysis of The Supper at Emmaus (Velázquez, 1622-23)

How does Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) express the revelation of the risen Christ? We explore the narrative behind Emmaus and the features of paintings in the Baroque period.

This exhibition is on The Supper at Emmaus, painted by Velázquez in 1622-23.

Velázquez's Supper deviates from traditional depictions of the Emmaus narrative. His experimentation with differing perspectives and his ability to draw the viewer into the drama of the artwork was unparalleled by his contemporaries. While his style falls under the Baroque period, Velázquez was a part of something greater: the Golden Age of Spanish art.

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Sunny Kim