Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Ecce Homo (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Pontius Pilate, the Roman procurator of Jerusalem, leads Christ, after his questioning and scourging, before the masses and says, "Ecce homo! (Behold the man!) and offers his release. The masses, however, demand his crucifixion. Within the pictorial setting of the ancient Roman Empire, Titian mixes time periods together by introducing the current Habsburg imperial house into the scene. (He had been their titled court painter since 1533.) The double eagle on the shield and next to it the addition to the signature of eques ces(aris) imperial knight were signs of homage paid by Titian to his Habsburg sovereigns.

Keywords

Vienna, Austria, Florence, Italy, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian High Renaissance; School: High Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Vienna, Austria; Florence, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0532

Ecce Homo (detail)

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