Can I ask why it's your favorite? Is it the composition, the lighting, the realism...? Just curious!
While first...I LOVE Caravaggio. Just to make sure that is understood. :-)But I just don't like his Jesus in his 1601 "Supper at Emmaus". That may be a rather immature reason... I love this second Rembrandt one because the guy looks so surprised and Jesus is a really cool silhouette. The lighting is really amazing.Caravaggio's 1606 "Supper at Emmaus" is beautiful, but I just don't like it as much. If he'd painted one with the drama of "The Calling of St. Matthew", I would love that. :-)Rembrandt's lighting and realism is always pretty amazing. Caravaggio's is beautiful too.As far as an educated answer? I don't really have one. :-)
It's good enough for me!
Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592, a penniless street urchin - only 18 years later he painted The Supper at Emmaus. Wow! Genius.
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