Ecce Homo by Guido Reni (1575-1642)

The suffering Christ

One of the paintings that has always made a huge impression on me is the so-called Ecce Homo by Guido Reni (1575-1642), a painter I have already dealt with previously and who certainly has to be considered as one of the greatest in pictorial art in his genre. This painting, which is now in the Louvre Museum, is from about the year 1640. It must be said that this was a subject much exploited by Guido Reni and his disciples, a clear sign that his idea was very successful. In fact, we are always lost in admiration before this image that communicates the intense suffering of the Savior, with those eyes that hardly seem to look towards the sky while the head, surrounded by a divine light, is reclined on the other side due to fatigue and pain.