4. The Visitation

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

It focuses on the Visitation, discussing a limewood carving from Tyrol or Swabia, The Visitation (c.1515) in the Bode-Museum, Berlin, and Jacques Daret’s The Visitation (1434–35) in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

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

Artworks: Tyrol or Swabia, The Visitation, c.1515, Limewood, Bode-Museum, Berlin, Inv. no. 27/83; Jacques Daret, The Visitation, 1434–35, Oak, Kat. Nr. 452, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

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

The Visitation by Unknown Cypriot Artist
The Visitation by Pontormo
The Visitation by El Greco

Luke 1:39–45
Quickening Creation

Henry Ford Hospital by Frida Kahlo
The Visitation by Master Heinrich of Constance
Alison Lapper Pregnant by Marc Quinn

Luke 1:46–56
Magnificat, The Song of Mary

More Bode-Museum & Gemäldegalerie Unlocking Christian Art: The Virgin Mary

1. The Virgin Mary: Introduction (9:27)
2. The Presentation & The Betrothal (7:11)
3. The Annunciation (4:19)
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)
10. Immaculate Conception (5:15)
11. Holy Kinship (4:52)
12. Byzantine Types and their Legacy (5:42)
13. Virgin as ‘Ecclesia’ and Intercessor (8:02)