The Easel

11th June 2024

“In my experience there is no precedence for a work like the Madrid Ecce Homo”

Following its sensational discovery, a previously unknown Caravaggio work has been restored and put on display at Madrid’s Prado. Christiansen, an expert consulted on the work’s authenticity, can scarcely hide his enthusiasm for the work, or for the “revolutionary and persistently experimenting” artist. The painting, says one writer, makes Caravaggio “the precursor of the greatest minds of the European seventeenth century: from Franz Hals and Rembrandt to … Velázquez.” (Google translate)