Sunday, April 24, 2011

Picture of the day: The Risen Christ - by Rembrandt

Supper at Emmaus, painted by Rembrandt in 1628.  I've seen it once, and I'm soon about to see it again. It's in Paris, in the Jacquemart-André Museum. It's a very unusual way of depicting this scene, the way Christ is in the shadow, almost a silhouette, and the other man's face is the one lit up. 
The picture illustrates the Bible passage about the two disciples walking to Emmaus and meeting a man they didn't recognize as Jesus, not before he broke the bread in the same way he did during the last supper...

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