Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500Like Christ, John the Baptist was also miraculously conceived. His elderly mother Elizabeth was also a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. In this episode, art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash reveal the significance of the meeting of the two pregnant women and their unborn children – an event known as ‘The Visitation’ – and its commemoration in church liturgy, music and art.
About the exhibition film:
An introduction to the history and function of altarpieces.