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Ecce Homo


Date of Creation


Artistic Movement




Arte Barocca

Oil on canvas







Catalogue Raisonné



€ 55,000.00


This captivating painting depicts the image of a "heroic" Christ, half-naked and in the foreground in front of a parapet, emerging from a neutral and dark background. The main figure in the scene is accompanied by the presence of two soldiers, of whom only the heads are visible, and is usually identified as Ecce Homo, taking its name from the words uttered by Pontius Pilate when he presented the imprisoned Jesus to the Jewish people.

The passionately rendered representation of this religious scene reveals that we are facing an image of engaging emotional depth. The refined expressive and chromatic qualities place it more precisely in the artistic environment active between Bologna and Tuscany around the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. Therefore, this work exhibits all the distinctive characteristics of the excellent Bolognese painter Alessandro Tiarini: the treatment of painterly material and the balanced simplicity of the drapery clearly evoke the dark reformist naturalism of the early 17th century, inspired by the teachings of Ludovico Carracci. Simultaneously, the chiaroscuro, beloved by the great Bolognese masters, is appropriately reevaluated through a sort of Florentine "divine light," learned during Tiarini's youthful apprenticeship under Passignano.


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"I Bari a confronto. Il giovane Caravaggio nella casa del cardinale Francesco
Maria del Monte" - Monte S. Maria Tiberina, Palazzo Museo Bourbon del Monte 29
settembre 2012 - 7 ottobre 2012


"I bari a confronto. Il giovane Caravaggio nella casa del cardinale Francesco Maria del
Monte." Catalogo della mostra, a cura di P. Carofano, Ed. Bandecchi & Vivaldi. San
Casciano Val di Pesa, 2012, pp. 68-72, n.14
Emilio Negro. Intorno a Guercino. In: "Guercino: Giuseppe e la Moglia di Putifarre" il
capolavoro ritrovato di Guercino per Francesco I d'Este - pp.49-50. A cura di Nicholas
Turner e Federica Gasparrini. Artioli Editore, Modena - 2013
"Caravaggio ed i Caravaggeschi in Emilia" A cura di Emilio Negro e Nicosetta Roio. Artioli
Editore, 2014, pag. 245.

Additional information

Expertise Dott. Emilio Negro

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