How To Read Paintings: Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin

An artwork of high drama and beauty

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Facade of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. Via Wikimedia Commons

“And anon the soul came again to the body of Mary, and issued gloriously out of the tomb, and thus was received in the heavenly chamber, and a great company of angels with her.”

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‘Assumption of the Virgin’ by Titian, 1516–18, via Wikimedia Commons
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‘Assumption of the Virgin’ by Titian, 1516–18, at the high altar of the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice. Photo by Luca Aless. Source
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Triangular and spiral compositions (above). ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ by Titian, 1516–18, via Wikimedia Commons, modified by the author

Art historian and art critic, writer, artist. Author of “How to Read Paintings” https://books2read.com/u/bw7vNY

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