Skip to main content

Caravaggio’s 'Supper at Emmaus'

Experience the collection like never before with our new exclusive National Treasures film series. In the third instalment of the series, we delve into the dramatic intensity and realism of Baroque art, focusing on Caravaggio's masterpiece, 'The Supper at Emmaus'.

  • 10-minute film
  • Watch on demand, for free
  • Available only to Members

Step into the world of Baroque art as we delve into the secrets of Caravaggio's 'Supper at Emmaus'.

Guided by the National Gallery’s Acting Associate Curator of 1600-1800 Paintings, Daniel Ralston, this exclusive film offers a unique opportunity to uncover the layers of artistry, symbolism, and historical context of this mesmerising work.

The painting, created in 1601, portrays a pivotal moment in the Bible, captured with Caravaggio’s distinct style of dramatic lighting and keen eye for detail.

Not a Member?

Online or in the Gallery - Members enjoy more. 

Become a Member to watch this film.

Daniel Ralston

Daniel Ralston is the Acting Associate Curator of 1600-1800 Paintings at the National Gallery in London. An art historian and curator, he has published and lectured widely on Spanish art, with a special focus on the 19th century. In 2019, he curated 'Sorolla in the Studio', an exhibition at the Meadows Museum that explored the working methods of the painter Joaquín Sorolla.

How to watch the film

1. Select 'Watch now'

You need to book a free ticket to watch these films.

2. Log in to your account

As a Member you have exclusive access.

3. Watch now

The film will be available to watch, in your account.

On-demand films for Members
Exclusive films for Members to watch on-demand
Find out more
Gift Membership
Gift great art and support your National Gallery
Gift Membership