Two masters, Caravaggio and Rembrandt will meet at the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera art gallery) : two masterpieces will be shown together for the first time. For the occasion of the eighth part of the “Dialogues” between masterpieces,organized by director James Bradburne, comparisons will be made between the “Supper at Emmaus”, one of Caravaggio’s most famous works housed at the Brera art gallery which was recently returned from an exhibition at the Jaquemart-Andrè museum in Paris, and some of the most famous works of the dutch master, who painted his “Supper of the pilgrims at Emmaus” at the age of twenty-three in Leyda.
For three weeks from February 5th to February 24th, visitors will be able to witness a “comparison never seen before, a unique occasion”, just as art historian Letizia Lodi has stated, for in the many other exhibitions of the past, whether in Paris; Amsterdam or New York, these two works of these two geniuses have never been shown together. “The people of Milan will have the opportunity to see the two masters one next to the other, different interpreters of the same theme” said the director. “Exhibitions are an occasion to study and to expand our knowledge of the art works” said the restorer Andrea Carini, whose team just recently discovered that on the left side of Caravaggio’s “Supper at Emmaus” there had originally been a landscape, which the painter decided to cover up.