Author:Ira Westergård

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Approaching Sacred Pregnancy: The Cult of the Visitation and Narrative Altarpieces in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence

By: Ira Westergård

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2007

Seller ID: 114300

ISBN: 9517469500

Condition: New


Altarpieces in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence. Bibliotheca Historica 109 nDuring the late medieval period the Visitation became a familiar subject in works of art. Gradually the story of the meeting between the Virgin Mary and Elisabeth emerged as the focus of devotional practices that culminated in the introduction of a new liturgical feast of the Visitation in 1389. In this study some important paintings of the Visitation are analysed in separate case studies. The altarpieces of the Visitation produced towards the end of the fifteenth century highlight the religious and social importance of... View more info