Caravaggio Masterpiece to Make Rare Appearance at the Art Institute of Chicago


Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610) - The Supper at Emmaus ,1601- Oil and tempera on canvas, 141 x 196.2 cm. The National Gallery, London, Presented by the Honorable George Vernon, 1839, NG172.

CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago will be
offering visitors the rare opportunity to view one of Caravaggio’s masterworks until January 31, 2010. Coming from the National Gallery,
London, The Supper at Emmaus
is one of the most highly regarded
paintings by one of the most influential of all Western artists,
and it
is a painting hardly ever seen outside of London. For these four months, it will
be one of the few Caravaggios on view anywhere in the United States. The Chicago
presentation of The Supper at Emmaus is curated by Christina Nielsen, Assistant
Curator of Medieval Art, the Art Institute of Chicago.