Fritz von Uhde 1848 – 1911

Walking to Emmaus

pastel on paper (66 × 90 cm) — 1891 Museum Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Fritz von Uhde biography

This work is linked to Luke 24:15

Tags: Emmaus

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Atmospheric painting by Von Uhde. Every detail is dedicated to portraying the earnest attention paid by the men to the stranger who accompanies them on their way to Emmaus – a mere blot in the distance. See the heads bowed in concentration and the small steps, emphasizing how the men are taking their time listening to what is being said.

Note that the landscape is a little greener than is usual in the Middle East. Uhde tended to situate biblical scenes in contemporary country settings.

The original German title is Der Gang nach Emmaus.

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