THE VISITATION - 1000 PIECE PUZZLE
This 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle features a detail of Raphael's painting entitled, Visitation in which the two expectant mothers, Mary and Elizabeth, dominate the pictorial space, showcasing the special graces that have been conferred upon each of them. Raphael, the most sought-after painter in the world at the time, had just mastered painting in oils when he produced this work, and the innovative technique allowed for softer effects and more natural looking detail. The compositional device of joined hands was a recent innovation, departing from earlier images where Elizabeth either knelt before Mary or embraced her. The background propels the viewer to the Baptism of Christ, when the cousins John and Jesus meet again. John pours water over Christ while above, the skies open to reveal God the Father, borne by angels in a burst of golden rays.
Each puzzle box contains high-quality pieces packaged with a beautiful sacred art poster and insert that explains the meaning and significance of this timeless work of art.
Measures 27”W x 19”H when completed.