Views and Voices: Ramón de Santiago on Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)

At a time of distance, our audio series Views and Voices: Personal Perspectives on the Collection is designed to bring you closer to the individual people behind BAMPFA and individual works from our art and film collections. We’ve invited staff and students with ties to BAMPFA to select a favorite piece and talk about what makes it compelling or important to them.

Ramón de Santiago, a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley's Department of History of Art, leads us through scenes depicted in BAMPFA's magnificent fifteenth-century Flemish tapestry, Ecce Homo.

Santiago's doctoral research focuses on the trans-Pacific transfer of visual and material culture between Southeast Asia and Latin America in the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. He is a recent recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.

Unknown artist, Flanders: Behold the Man (Ecce Homo), 15th century; wool; 164 x 142 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the Hearst Foundation.