Friday, August 14, 2009

Artistic Portrayals of the Assumption of Mary

As promised, here is my artistic collection of images of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Browse through them, and if you wish to take one for your own blog or files, please feel free. The beauty of religious art is like a prayer, and here is my prayer to the Blessed Virgin on her Feast of the Assumption. Clicking on each image will enlarge it for better viewing of the artistic details.



The Death of Mary, by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1484, transferred fresco, at Biblioteca Comunale, Castelfiorentino



The Assumption of the Virgin by Veronese?



Assumption, by Paolo Veronese, 1558, at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice



By the same artist, another Assumption of the Virgin, by Paolo Veronese, 1586, oil on canvas, at Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



Assumption of the Virgin by Martin Knoller 1774, oil on canvas, at Musée du Louvre, Paris



Assumption of the Virgin, by Juan de Valdes Leal, 1659, oil on canvas, at National Gallery of Art, Washington



Assumption of the Virgin, by Andrea Vaccaro, date unknown, oil on canvas, private collection


Assumption of the Virgin, by Vecellio Tiziano, 1516-18, oil on wood, at Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice



Assumption of the Virgin, by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 1735, oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris



The Assumption of the Virgin, Andre del Sarto, 1526-29, oil on panel, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence



The Assumption of Mary, by Peter Paul Ruebens, 1512-14, oil on panel, at Mauritshuis, The Hague



The Assumption of Mary, by Palma Vecchio, 1512-14, oil on panel, at Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



The Assumption of the Virgin, by Nicolas Poussin, oil on canvas, 1650, at Musée du Louvre, Paris



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8 comments:

Marilena said...

that is really beautiful art work. i love the way the masters painted. too bad you don't see that any more:(
people these days call 2 stripes on an orange background a piece of artwork. i call it junk.

paramedicgirl said...

Well said, Marilena! I have often thought of doing a side by side comparison post of religious art with modern (so-called) art. Or, as you better label it, junk. :))))

Marilena said...

if you go to my list of blogs and you look at your link, it says "take up your cross" as a post you made, but i don't see that post?

paramedicgirl said...

It's the post below this one. You have to scroll down a ways to see it, cuz I posted so many pics of the Blessed Virgin here!

bayouchild said...

Thank you for posting these.

Shirley said...

Wonderful! The third one and the fourth from last are my favourites. You're right, good art is a form of prayer, right up there with sacred music.

paramedicgirl said...

Shirley, I like those ones too, but the second and the fourth are also very beautiful in their detail. It helps to click on them to enlarge them to see what I mean.

Regina said...

These are all so beautiful- thanks for taking the time to post them!
:)