Description

Thepainting shows three men seated on a table. Behind the young man,there is another man standing who is probably the innkeeper becausethe furniture is in a plain setting signifying an inn (Bos).The organization of the figures shows still life as it is evidentlyportraits of particular people, and the fruits are not typical butrepresent unique samples to provide evidence when the painting wasmade. The picture’s focal point is the young man with his left handstretched out over the feast on the table (Bos).The artist uses light and different features to emphasize the youngman’s significance. He has a youthful face, framed with flowinghair, and flooded with light, which sharply contrasts the other men.The artist uses foreshortening and perspective on several objects.The men and furniture are set against a wall that appears no morethan a few feet from the surface of the picture. Thus, the artistactively uses the space by eliminating the idea of distance. The manon the right shows gestures of both disbelief and astonishment as hestretches his arm out (Bos).Moreover, the basket of food hangs off the table and seems to befalling to the viewer’s legs, which draws the viewer even closer tothe painting. The choice of color is the same at the center, middle,and background. The men are in a dark brown atmosphere of a closedroom. The light descends vertically over the main parts of theirbodies while leaving the other parts in the shadow. Besides, they aredressed in brown colors, which are similar to the wall except for theparts with black shades, and their shirts are white similar to thetablecloth (Bos).The technique gives force through a strong contrast of dark andlight. Overall, the elements portray a great piece of art thatattracts the viewers and invokes their emotions.

WorkCited

Bos,Carole D. Caravaggio-Supperat Emmaus.Awesome Stories, n.d. Web. 16 June 2015.