The Visitation: Rembrandt

Rembrandt: The Visitation

The Visitation is a Dutch Golden Age painting that Rembrandt painted in 1640. It depicts the meeting of the Virgin Mary and her sister Elisabeth, both pregnant – Mary with Jesus and Elisabeth with John the Baptist as told in Gospel of Luke. The exquisite lighting effects come to a resolution on the two women, especially Mary.

Rembrandt’s The Visitation is in the Detroit Institute of Arts after being acquired by the museum in 1927.

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