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Walker Artwork of the Month for May

titian.jpg‘Supper at Emmaus’, by Titian
‘At first glance this painting provides an evocative and straightforward depiction of a Bible story, the ‘Supper at Emmaus’, related by St. Luke in his gospel (Luke,chapter 24, verses 13-32), and painted by one of Europe‚Äôs greatest artists of the 16th century cultural Renaissance, Titian. But the closer we look the more mysteries emerge. Who are the figures? What is the significance of the beautifully realised still-life, on the crisp white damask tablecloth, and the cat and dog that confront each other in the shadows underneath? When was it painted and for who? ‘

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