GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

No. 16 Scenes from the Life of the Virgin: 7. Visitation (detail)

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

The pregnant Mother of God and her two companions visit Elizabeth, who is expecting John the Baptist. The two women embrace in front of the portico. As so often, Giotto places the intensity of the encounter in the exchange of glances.