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A heavily political and potent image of denunciation and humiliation, the Roman leader Pontius Pilate, the man who sealed the fate of Jesus Christ, declares to the braying crowd 'Ecco Homo'; 'this is the man'. Framed from behind, this startling canvas Ecce Homo, painted by Antonio Ciseri in 1871, is a truly compelling vision of public judgement in the modern era, seen through the telescope of the Biblical world of the Christian messiah. It is a huge and ambitious portrayal, staggering in height and scope, which forges an aesthetic blueprint that would be taken up over half a century later in the Biblical epics of twentieth century American cinema. Currently housed in the Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Ciseri's little-known canvas encapsulates an era that witnessed a radical revision of how a painting is staged, imbuing it with startling modernity and presence. Owing to his unique eye for drama, Ciseri's painting feels almost like a photographic reproduction of the scene and was certainly influenced by the ever more sophisticated medium of photography.
Ecce Homo is without doubt a fresh take on the popular theme. Caught as if in an instant, Ciseri's imagined reproduction of the scene has a documentary quality to it. A precursor to many of the crucial modes of photographic and film expression that would be developed later, the antagonist Pilate has his face hidden by the gloom of the shadows, and the mass of people calling for Jesus' death form a shapeless mass. The artist instead draws attention to the periphery figures, whose intimate experience of the event allows the viewer to enter into their world as a fellow witness. When first exhibited following its commission by the Italian government, Ecce Homo met with great critical acclaim. With a heady mix of archeological accuracy and documentary realism, Ciseri forged one of the most masterful visions of the judgement of Jesus.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Ecce Homo, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Ecce Homo that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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