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Dormition Of The Theotokos Collection

"The Dormition of the Theotokos: A Divine Journey Through Art and Architecture" Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of "The Dormition of the Theotokos

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, before 1567. Creator: El Greco, Dominico (1541-1614)

The Dormition of the Virgin, before 1567. Creator: El Greco, Dominico (1541-1614)
The Dormition of the Virgin, before 1567. Found in the collection of the Dormition of the Virgin Church, Syros

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, 1492-1494. Creator: Quartararo, Riccardo (1443-1506)

The Dormition of the Virgin, 1492-1494. Creator: Quartararo, Riccardo (1443-1506)
The Dormition of the Virgin, 1492-1494. Found in the collection of the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century

The Dormition of the Virgin (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: Church of the Pantanassa, Monastiraki Square, Athens, Attica, Greece

Church of the Pantanassa, Monastiraki Square, Athens, Attica, Greece

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: Romania, Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. The Orthodox Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral

Romania, Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. The Orthodox Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral at dusk

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Artist: Giotto di Bondone (1266-1377)

The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Artist: Giotto di Bondone (1266-1377)
The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Found in the collection of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Death of the Virgin. The Roudnice Altarpiece, c. 1410

The Death of the Virgin. The Roudnice Altarpiece, c. 1410
The Death of the Virgin. The Roudnice Altarpiece, c.1410. Found in the collection of National Gallery, Prague

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Death of the Virgin, ca 1370-1375. Artist: Gerini, Niccolo di Pietro (ca. 1350-1415)

The Death of the Virgin, ca 1370-1375. Artist: Gerini, Niccolo di Pietro (ca. 1350-1415)
The Death of the Virgin, ca 1370-1375. Found in the collection of Galleria Nazionale, Parma

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin. Artist: Byzantine icon

The Dormition of the Virgin. Artist: Byzantine icon
The Dormition of the Virgin. Found in the collection of Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin. Found in the collection of State Open-air Museum Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: Christ with the soul of the Virgin at the Gates of Heaven, 1321-1322. Artist: Anonymous

Christ with the soul of the Virgin at the Gates of Heaven, 1321-1322. Artist: Anonymous
Christ with the soul of the Virgin at the Gates of Heaven, 1321-1322. Found in the collection of the Gracanica Monastery, Kosovo

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, 1640s. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, 1640s. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, 1640s. From a private collection

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, 15th century. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, 15th century. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, 15th century. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, Early 15th cen Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, Early 15th cen Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, Early 15th cen.. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, ca 1479. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, ca 1479. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, ca 1479. Found in the collection of the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Kremlin, Moscow

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The Glorification of the Virgin (Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos)

The Glorification of the Virgin (Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos), Early 17th cen Artist: Russian icon
The Glorification of the Virgin (Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos), Early 17th cen.. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: The death of Mary. The Wings of the Wurzach Altar, 1437. Artist: Multscher, Hans (c. 1400-1467)

The death of Mary. The Wings of the Wurzach Altar, 1437. Artist: Multscher, Hans (c. 1400-1467)
The death of Mary. The Wings of the Wurzach Altar, 1437. Found in the collection of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageDormition Of The Theotokos Collection: Europe, Russia, Moscow. The Czar Cannon at the Kremlin, with Dormition Cathedral

Europe, Russia, Moscow. The Czar Cannon at the Kremlin, with Dormition Cathedral in background


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"The Dormition of the Theotokos: A Divine Journey Through Art and Architecture" Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of "The Dormition of the Theotokos, " a captivating masterpiece created by Russian icon artists in 1497. This iconic depiction takes you on a spiritual voyage, showcasing the final moments of Virgin Mary's earthly life. As you wander through Monastiraki Square in Athens, Greece, your gaze is drawn towards the majestic Acropolis. Here, nestled amidst this ancient cityscape, stands the Church of Pantanassa—a sanctuary where believers gather to honor and commemorate this sacred event. Venturing further eastward to Transylvania's Cluj-Napoca in Romania, you encounter another architectural marvel—the Orthodox Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. Its grandeur dominates Avram Iancu Square while paying homage to both faith and history. Admire its intricate details as it stands tall against time. Within these hallowed walls lies an enchanting statue dedicated to a renowned Transylvanian lawyer and revolutionary—an emblematic reminder that devotion can inspire change even beyond religious realms. Travel back centuries with illuminated manuscripts such as "The Dormition of the Virgin" from Matenadaran Gospel (14th century). These delicate pages transport us into a world where art intertwines with spirituality, capturing our imagination with every stroke. Delve deeper into artistic interpretations like "The Death of the Virgin" depicted by Gerini Niccolo di Pietro (ca. 1350-1415) or Byzantine icons portraying this poignant moment. Each artist skillfully conveys emotions that transcend time—inviting contemplation on mortality and divine grace. "The Dormition of Theotokos" unites cultures across borders—its significance resonates not only within Russia but also throughout Greece and Romania. It serves as a testament to humanity's shared reverence for faith, inviting us all to reflect on the mysteries of life and death.