Ecce Agnus Dei – Behold the Lamb of God – Baciccio

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Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, dit Baciccio, around 1695-1700. This work illustrates a very young Saint John the Baptist pointing directly at Christ rather than the Lamb of the parable. Under the wing of Bernini, Gaulli became one of the most popular painters in Rome. In the last years of his life, Gaulli uses a more pastel palette, less vibrant to appeal to the Rococo wave adopted by the Romans of the time. The absence of perspective makes the Christ the appearance of a miniature, even an addition to the painting after and the lamb seems integrated into the landscape.

Exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei