Christus und die Jünger in Emmaus
Matteo Rosselli (1578-1650)

Christus und die Jünger in Emmaus,

um 1620/25
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
82,2 x 117 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
HUW 24
Acquisition
1973 als Dauerleihgabe der HypoVereinsbank, Member of UniCredit
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Matteo Rosselli, Christus und die Jünger in Emmaus, um 1620/25, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/01G1Qd9GkE (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
The artist’s depiction of the wondrous appearance of the resurrected Christ, whom the disciples only recognise at supper together, is emphatically down-to-earth. The naturalistic still life of the set table and the intensive colours used to show the disciples as pilgrims in the clothes of the time lend the scene a contemporary character. How Rosselli—one of the pioneers of Baroque painting in Florence—responded to Caravaggio’s works in a pictorial language rooted in the High Renaissance, is clearly visible here.

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