Author: Maria Grazia Locatelli

Maria Grazia Locatelli is a Jungian analyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, where she was in private practice. She now lives in Bergamo and Florence. She is an active member of the American International League of Florence.
April 30, 2015

The bridegroom’s surprise

For centuries, painters have depicted the marriage of the Virgin Mary to Joseph (lo sposalizio della vergine). The scene is almost identical in all the paintings: the high priest stands between Mary and Joseph and joins their hands. One particular detail, however, distinguishes the scene as depicted by Tuscan painters