Supper at Emmaus by Titian

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Supper at Emmaus: I saw this for the first time at the RA King and Collector exhibition. I think it belongs to the Queen, and if you ever get the chance to see it, there is nothing more real than this painting. Jesus knows he’s the son of God, and Titian also believes it.


Supper at Emmaus by Titian

In order to cope with the fact that the world is bankrupt, government policy is smashing up social services and communities. I grew up in a village in the countryside and the church was a focus, and I’m really glad to have had that experience. In the West, people knew the bible stories, there’s no greater subject of human drama than the story of Jesus. The Greek Gods were the other subject.

Supper at Emmaus is the story of the time. Christian’s believe, that when after death the spirit rises to heaven, there is a short period before the body rises. During this period, Jesus met two travellers on the road to Emmaus, they invited him to eat and they only realised who he was when at the table he broke the bread. He’s just undergone this terrible ordeal to save human souls, and to me, the look of kindly resignation on his face, means that he’s done his best. Also, is the knowledge that he’s the son of God, and that’s what Titian believes too.

I don’t believe how Titian could have done that – the quietness in the expression. Another detail: the idea of a table placed horizontally, covered with a white cloth is familiar especially because of the last supper, when he broke the bread. To me, it’s incredible that Titian decided to paint the damask version of the table cloth, a white on white design, in its repetitive detail – except it’s not repetitive, because every leaf catches the light in a different way. It’s perfect, because this man is talented and skilled – nothing like it.


Real is non-real, When the non-real’s Real



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  1. Dame Vivienne, I come to your Climate Revolution website sometimes just randomly looking for inspiration. “Supper at Emmaus” by Titian certainly gave me hope and inspiration today. Dame Vivienne while one your sight today the notification came up. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed back at The White House on Climate Change with theses bible quotes “Genesis 1: God looked on the world & called it good not once, not twice, but seven times. Genesis 2: God commands all people to “serve and protect” creation. Leviticus: God mandates that not only the people, but the land that sustains them, shall be respected,” I hope you will reach out to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. As you know, she is pushing for “The Green New Deal” here in the US. I suspect you and her would be great friends and allies. Dame Vivienne thank you for all that you do to help save our planet and to create a more fair, just and equitable world. Cheers & Godspeed Always, Terry, Prof. T Crowe Semler

    Comment by Prof. T Crowe Semler on 25/01/2019 at 4:28 pm