10. Immaculate Conception

The tenth film in the series focusing on one of Christianity’s central figures: The Virgin Mary.

It focuses on the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin and discusses Tintoretto’s Mary with the Christ Child, Venerated by the Apostles Mark and Luke (before 1570) in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

Presented by VCS Director Professor Ben Quash and Deputy Director Dr Jennifer Sliwka.

Artwork: Tintoretto, Mary with the Christ Child, Venerated by the Apostles Mark and Luke, before 1570, Oil on canvas, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Kat. Nr. 3000.

Part of the Series Unlocking Christian Art. Produced in partnership with the National Museums in Berlin, these short films tell the story of the Virgin Mary with the help of the treasures of the Bode-Museum and the Gemäldegalerie, both sculpture and painting. These films are designed to equip users to understand, read, and enjoy some of Europe’s greatest works of Christian art, as well as the texts that inspired them, and to encourage fresh interpretation and insight in today’s audiences.

Related Exhibitions

'Mystic Nativity' by Sandro Botticelli
The Immaculate Conception by Diego Velázquez
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun (Rev 12:1–4) by William Blake

Revelation 12:1–6, 13–17
The Woman and the Dragon

More Videos

1. The Virgin Mary: Introduction (9:27)
2. The Presentation & The Betrothal (7:11)
3. The Annunciation (4:19)
4. The Visitation (5:12)
5. The Adoration of the Christ Child (6:04)
6. Leave-Taking (4:04)
7. The Virgin at the Foot of the Cross (7:28)
8. The Dormition / The Assumption (9:29)
9. The Queen of Heaven (7:04)
11. Holy Kinship (4:52)
12. Byzantine Types and their Legacy (5:42)
13. Virgin as ‘Ecclesia’ and Intercessor (8:02)