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The Greatest Works Art About the Assumption of Mary

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List of famous Assumption of Mary art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Assumption of Mary paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Assumption of Mary works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Assumption of Mary has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Assumption of Mary art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

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    Two paintings by the Italian Baroque painter Annibale Carracci take as their subject the Assumption of the Virgin Mary....  more
    • Artist: Annibale Carracci
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary or Assumption of the Holy Virgin, is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, completed in 1626 as an altarpiece for the high altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, where it remains. In Rubens' depiction of the Assumption of Mary, a choir of angels lifts her in a spiraling motion toward a burst of divine light. Around her tomb are gathered the 12 apostles — some with their arms raised in awe; others reaching to touch her discarded shroud. The women in the painting are thought to be Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary's two sisters. A kneeling woman holds a flower, referring to the lilies that miraculously filled the empty coffin. The Antwerp Cathedral of Our...  more
    • Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    The Assumption of the Virgin is a fresco by the Italian Late Renaissance artist Antonio da Correggio decorating the dome of the Cathedral of Parma, Italy. Correggio signed the contract for the painting on November 3, 1522. It was finished in 1530. The composition was influenced by Melozzo da Forlì's perspective and includes the decoration of the dome base, which represents the four protector saints of Parma: St. John the Baptist with the lamb, St. Hilary with a yellow mantle, St. Thomas with an angel carrying the martyrdom palm leaf, and St. Bernard, the sole figure looking upwards. Below the feet of Jesus, the uncorrupt Virgin in red and blue robes is lofted upward by a vortex of singing...  more
    • Artist: Antonio da Correggio
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    Assumption of the Virgin is a large oil painting by Italian Renaissance artist Titian, executed in 1516–1518. It is located on the high altar in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, being the largest altarpiece in the city....  more
    • Artist: Titian
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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