Leap For Joy!The Visitation
, Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli (1458-1496), Pinacoteca, Siena, Italy. © La Collection / Domingie & Rabatti.
In the fifteenth century, the representation of the Visitation becomes much more than a simple pictorial narration of the Gospel of Luke (1: 39ff).
It serves as a window through which to contemplate the mystery of God who visits and redeems his people
. On the surface, the Visitation by Pietro Orioli depicts a touching family reunion, based on the apocrypha… [More]