Visitations and the Virgin Mary

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The Visitation of Mary (pregnant with little Jesus), to her older cousin Elizabeth (pregnant with the future Joan the Baptist), is one of the most represented sacred scene of the Bible among the Renaissance artists.

From our artistic viewpoint, it has the great advantage of representing TWO pregnant women! One can see even a third pregnant person in the painting by Ghirlandaio.

Beyond Italian Renaissance, there were Visitations from Hungary, Spain, France, Cyprus (Byzantine art), and many others. Colour codes of the clothes are relatively well respected. The foetuses are sometimes represented as "mandorles" or in transparency over the bellies. After the Council of Trente, 1563, representations of the foetus in utero were forbidden

The painting on the side, titled La Visitacion de la Virgen a Santa Isabel, is from Escuala Castellana but has no know author nor date. From the Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Madrid, Spain.

 


    • Visitation par Fra Angelico -
    • Visitation par Fra Angelico
    • Enluminure des Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Bibliothèque Nationale de France -
    • Enluminure des Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
    • Kloster Mustair, Engadine, Suisse - Visitation
    • Kloster Mustair, Engadine, Suisse
    • Visitation
    • Visitation et Salome enceinte - Ghirlandaio, Florence
    • Visitation et Salome enceinte
    • Ghirlandaio, Florence
    • Visitation a Santa Isabel - Museo Galdiano, Madrid
    • Visitation a Santa Isabel
    • Museo Galdiano, Madrid
    • Visitation à la canne -
    • Visitation à la canne
    • Visitation - Renaissance Italienne
    • Visitation
    • Renaissance Italienne
    • Visitation - Hongrie
    • Visitation
    • Hongrie
    • Visitation - Rembrandt
    • Visitation
    • Rembrandt
    • Visitation - Salisbury
    • Visitation
    • Salisbury
    • Icone de la Visitation - Chypre, Nicosie
    • Icone de la Visitation
    • Chypre, Nicosie
    • Visitation - Marx Reichlich 1501
    • Visitation
    • Marx Reichlich 1501
    • Visitation - El Greco Espagne 1610
    • Visitation
    • El Greco Espagne 1610
    • Visitation - Jan Lievens 1638 Louvre
    • Visitation
    • Jan Lievens 1638 Louvre
    • Visitation vitrail - Duomo de Milano
    • Visitation vitrail
    • Duomo de Milano
    • Visitation sur Portail - Collegiata Antequera spain
    • Visitation sur Portail
    • Collegiata Antequera spain
    • Visitation - Cathedral de Grenada
    • Visitation
    • Cathedral de Grenada
    • Visitation par Canavesio - ND des Fontaines Brigue
    • Visitation par Canavesio
    • ND des Fontaines Brigue