Ecce Homo (Antonello da Messina)

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Ecce Homo
Antonello da Messina 004.jpg
Artist Antonello da Messina
Year 1475
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 48.5 cm × 38 cm (19.1 in × 15 in)
Location Collegio Alberoni, Piacenza

Ecce Homo is the title of a series of paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Antonello da Messina. They date from 1470[1] to 1475.

Antonello is known to have treated this subject four times; three (b, c, d) are variations of the same design; a fourth (a) differs.

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  1. ^ The date formerly visible on the ex-coll. Olivares painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  2. ^ Federico Zeri and Elizabeth E. Gardner, Italian Painting: the Venetian School (Metropolitan Museum) 1973:2, pl. 2).
  3. ^ Antonello da Messina. "Christ Crowned with Thorns". Art Object. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 32.100.82: The Metropolitan. Retrieved 9 June 2014. This painting may date as early as 1470. [...] Christ is shown behind a parapet—a convention Antonello appropriated from portraiture. The device enhances the effect of Christ’s physical presence and suffering: "a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:3). 
  4. ^ "Ecce Homo in the Piacenza collection". Collegio Alberoni, Piacenza: Associazione Piacenza Musei. Retrieved 9 June 2014. ...the outstanding Ecce Homo by Antonello da Messina. Such painting is one of the top masterpieces by the painter from Messina, and deals with the key factor in his pictorial research, as confirmed by the stylistic comparison with other works of his, such as Ecce homo in Palazzo Spinola (Genova), Cristo Benedicente (Christ Blessing) at London's National Gallery and Cristo alla Colonna (Christ at the pillar) at Louvre. 
  5. ^ "Collaborations. Fondazione Spinola". Genoa: La Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte. Retrieved 9 June 2014. ...2000 exhibition “Ecce Homo by Antonello da Messina – Genoa and Piacenza, A Comparison between two Different Versions” National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola, Genoa 

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