A scene of the Ecce Homo is a standard component of cycles illustrating the Passion and Life of Christ in art.It follows the Flagellation of Christ, the Crowning with thorns and the Mocking of Christ, the last two often being combined: The usual depiction shows Pilate and Christ, a mocking crowd which may be rather large, and parts of the city of Jerusalem.
Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (German: Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist) is the last original book written by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche before his death in 1900. It was written in 1888 and was not published until 1908.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale
- Ecce Homo: Wie man wird, was man ist
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- Original mural
- Failed restoration attempt and internet phenomenon
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- Tourist success
The Ecce Homo in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain, is a fresco painted circa 1930 by the Spanish painter Elías García Martínez depicting Jesus crowned with thorns. Both the subject and style are typical of traditional Catholic art. While press accounts agree that the original painting was artistically unremarkable, its fame derives from a good faith attempt to restore the fresco by Cecilia Giménez, an untrained amateur, in 2012. The intervention transformed the painting and...
The artist, a professor at the School of Art of Zaragoza, gave the painting to the village where he used to spend his holidays, painting it directly on the wall of the church in about 1930. He commented that "this is the result of two hours of devotion to the Virgin of Mercy". His descendants still live in Zaragoza and were aware that the painting had deteriorated seriously; his grand-daughter had made a donation toward its restoration shortly before they discovered that the work had been radica
The authorities in Borja said they had suspected vandalism at first, but then determined that the alterations had been made by an elderly parishioner, Cecilia Giménez, who was in her 80s. She said on Spanish national television that she started to restore the fresco because she was upset that parts of it had flaked off due to moisture on the church's walls. Giménez defended herself, saying she could not understand the uproar because she had worked in broad daylight and had tried to ...
Tongue-in-cheek critiques have interpreted the piece as a multifaceted comment on both sacred and secular themes. A Forbes commentator suggested that the "inept restoration" represented "one woman's vision of her savior, uncompromised by schooling". In September 2012 the artistic group Wallpeople presented hundreds of reworked versions of the new image on a wall near the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. An organizer commented that "Cecilia has created a pop icon". Later on, Spanish
The interest from tourists was such that the church began charging to see the fresco. In the year following the failed restoration, tourist activity generated 40,000 visits and more than €50,000 for a local charity. Giménez has sought a share of the royalties; her lawyer said that she wanted her share of the profits to help muscular dystrophy charities because her son suffers from the condition. By 2016, the number of tourists visiting the town had increased from 6,000 to 57,000 or even ...
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Ecce Homo is a painting of the episode in the Passion of Jesus by the Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, painted between 1475 – 1485. The original version, with a provenance in collections in Ghent, is in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt; a copy is held the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The painting takes its title from the Latin words Ecce Homo, "Behold the Man" spoken by the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate when Jesus is paraded before a baying, angry mob in Jerusalem before he...
Ecce Homo shows Jesus stripped and brought before the people by the members of the Roman council, who are flanked by soldiers. The people mock and jeer Jesus, who wears a Crown of Thorns. His hands are bound with shackles, while the redness of the now raw flesh on his legs, hands and chest attests to the fact that he has been beaten with a scourge. The dialogue between Pilate and the mob is indicated by three Gothic inscriptions placed near the mouths of the protagonists. These function in a sim
The investigation by the scientist at The Bosch Research and Conservation Project has revealed the use of the usual pigments of the Renaissance period such as azurite, lead-tin-yellow and vermilion. He also employed red and green glazes and gold leaf.
- Madrid Ecce Homo
Ecce Homo is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio. It is housed in the Palazzo Bianco, Genoa. Contemporary accounts claim the piece was part of a unannounced competition between three artists, and that the Caravaggio version was eventually sent to Spain.
According to Giambatista Cardi, nephew of the Florentine artist Cigoli, Cardinal Massimo Massimi commissioned paintings on the theme of Ecce Homo from three artists, Cigoli, Caravaggio, and Domenico Passignano, without informing the artists of the multiple commissions. Cardi claimed the cardinal preferred Cigoli's version. The Passignano painting has never resurfaced. The scene is taken from the Gospel of John, 19:5. Pontius Pilate displays Christ to the crowd with the words, "Ecce homo!". Carav
The Caravaggio Ecce Homo was reported by near contemporaries, such as Giovanni Bellori in his Lives of the Artists, to have been taken to Spain. In April 2021 a minor work believed to be from the circle of a Spanish follower of Caravaggio, Jusepe de Ribera, was withdrawn from sale at the Madrid auction house Ansorena. The painting had been brought to Ansorena by three Spanish siblings who had inherited it from their father, Antonio Pérez de Castro. Pérez de Castro was the founder of the ...
Ecce Homo. (Bosch, 1490s) Ecce Homo is a painting by a follower of the Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch. It depicts the presentation of Jesus Christ by Pontius Pilate to the throngs of Jerusalem. This painting is at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; it is closely similar to one at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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- The Congregation
Ecce Homo was a Catholic Church in Alcamo, in the province of Trapani, Sicily. It was built in 1753 and used by the Congregation of the Most Holy Ecce Homo until 1968, when it was damaged by an earthquake. Extensively restored in 1992, it is now a multi-use venue space. Ecco Homo refers to the suffering of Jesus Christ, as depicted in many religious artworks. A church of the same name stands in Old Jerusalem, commemorating the spot where Pontius Pilate is supposed to have uttered the words.
The present Church was built in 1753 on the same spot where there was a chapel called the Crocifissello, close to the western town walls. As it was very small, the members of the Congregation asked the municipality for the authorization to have the chapel's courtyard in order to build a larger Church there. The construction started in 1753 and was completed the following year; the building was closed to service because of the 1968 Belice earthquake. In 1986, the Monuments and Fine Arts Departmen
The church has a simple portal, surmounted by a niche where you can see a marble alto-rilievo panel representing Ecce Homo.
The Congregation of the Most Holy Ecce Homo, founded at about 1750 by canonico Don Vincenzo Fiderico, Chapelain of the Hospital Santo Spirito e San Vito and its first Rector, was formed by butchers and other merchants, who, owing to their working hours, were used to meet on Friday night in this Church for their spiritual meetings. After having been hosted in other churches, in 1753 the bishop of Mazara del Vallo, after some pressing requests made by Congregation, gave them the Church of the Croc
Ecce Homo. Ecce homo ( Iată Omul ): exclamația atribuită în Evanghelia lui Ioan (19,5) procuratorului roman Pilat din Pont, în momentul în care acesta ar fi arătat mulțimii pe Iisus, cu coroana de spini pe cap, lângă Fortăreața Antonia (en) din Ierusalim. A supus mulțimii însă, la alegere, spre condamnare la moarte, fie pe ...
Ecce Homo, obra do pintor italiano Caravaggio (1571-1610) Ecce Homo são as palavras que Pôncio Pilatos teria dito, em latim, ao apresentar Jesus Cristo aos judeus de acordo com o evangelho. Em português, a frase significa "Eis o Homem" ( rei ou senhor dos homens ).