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Great Paintings: Caravaggio’s ‘The Supper at Emmaus’

A vividly realistic painting of psychological transformation

The Supper at Emmaus (1601) by Caravaggio. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons

The supreme quality of painting as an art form is in its ability to distill a place or a time into a suspended moment. A still-life or a landscape takes on vital symbolic value as the scene is petrified in paint and the moment fixed for eternity.

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