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ecce homo #24 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #24 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



Ecce Homo: Moscow Sketchbook

A trip to Moscow, Russia for the month of December 2016, allowed me the chance to study Russian Icon Painting, Russian Constructivism and Soviet Socialist Realism within the context of contemporary Russian culture. All the while, I was reading news of Donald J. Trump adding primarily ex-Goldman Sachs and ex-Generals to his cabinet. It is within this experience that I am working on these smaller scaled images contained within a Moscow Sketchbook.

Ecce Homo ("behold the man") are the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate when he presents the scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. These images are created in response to political changes unfolding on a global scale. Two specific events that triggered the making of these images were the British vote to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, and the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. The Ecce Homo series of images bear witness to this political change.



ecce homo #25 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #25 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #23 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #23 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #22 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #22 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #21 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #21 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #20 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #20 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #19 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #19 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #18 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #18 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #17 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #17 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #16 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #16 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #15 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #15 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #14 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #14 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #13 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #13 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #12 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #12 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #11 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #11 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #10 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #10 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #9 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #9 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #8 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #8 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #7 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #7 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



ecce homo #6 moscow sketchbook
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Ecce Homo #6 - image from Moscow sketchbook
Black & White Electrostatic Print, Charcoal and Acrylic Paint, 9.5" x 6.75"
2016, Signed and dated on the back.



Further Resources

Ecce Homo (Rendering of a Dream)
When I was in Russia, I had a dream that the Ecce Homo Series was exhibited at the TRETYAKOV GALLERY.

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View from my Moscow Window, December 12th, 2016


View from my Moscow window as Russian Constructivist artist Naum Gabo speaks to me from 1920. Audio Source: The Realistic Manifesto (1920) read by Naum Gabo.
http://www.ubu.com/aspen/aspen5and6/audio5A.html