Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus leaves for Paris and Japan

Free entry to Brera to see Caravaggio's masterpiece.

One of Caravaggio’s best-loved masterpieces, The Supper at Emmaus (1606), will be on view free of charge at the Brera Academy 14-15 November, as a last chance to see it before it is sent on loan until June 2016.

More mature than the 1601 version held at the National Gallery in London, this jewel in the Brera Academy’s collection will be exhibited in France and Japan before returning to Milan next year.

Over the weekend, a a staff member of the Brera will give visitors a brief talk on the painting every 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in room XXXI, children can enjoy a workshop on the way the master artist made use of lighting to achieve his effects.