Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus

Musee du Louvre, Paris

The Supper at Emmaus, 1648
When Rembrandt returned to the subject about 20 years later, he set a more subdued scene. Now Christ is softly lit, his eyes drifting upward as he prepares to break the loaf, while the disciples, arriving at a more complex moment of recognition, examine him with subtly probing gazes.

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