Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo) (1526) by Correggio

Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo) - Correggio - c.1525 - c.1530

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TitleChrist presented to the People (Ecce Homo)
Datec.1525 - c.1530
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions100.3 x 78.7 cm
Art MovementMannerism (Late Renaissance)
Current LocationNational Gallery, London
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About Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo)

Antonio da Correggio’s oil painting, Christ Presented to the People (Ecce Homo), is a powerful rendition of Christ being presented by Pilate before his crucifixion. It is one of the last surviving pieces from Correggio’s series that depicted the Passion of Jesus during the 1520s. The artwork can be viewed at National Gallery, London.

Correggio was a master artist known for his unique illumination technique in rendering lifelike appearances on figures in his artwork. This technique is present in Ecce Homo and enhances the lifelike appearance of the bound and thorn-crowned Christ. The details on the skin make them seem palpable to touch, which adds a realistic dimension to the painting.

Correggio was also known for blending various sources into an impressive synthesis within his art pieces. In this artwork, he combines various elements such as lighting and details on clothing to create an engaging piece that captures viewers’ attention.

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