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The Glorification Of The Virgin Collection

"The Glorification of the Virgin: A Timeless Devotion in Art" Throughout history

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Artist: Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660)

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Artist: Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660)
The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: Madonna and Child in glory with the saints Anthony of Padua and Francis, 1530

Madonna and Child in glory with the saints Anthony of Padua and Francis, 1530. Found in the collection of the Musei Capitolini, Rome

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Glorification of the Virgin, 1732

The Glorification of the Virgin, 1732. Found in the Collection of Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1404. Artist: Starnina, Gherardo (c. 1364-1413)

The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1404. Artist: Starnina, Gherardo (c. 1364-1413)
The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1404. Found in the collection of Galleria Nazionale, Parma

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: Predella Panel of the Fano Altarpiece, 1497. Artist: Raphael (1483-1520)

Predella Panel of the Fano Altarpiece, 1497. Artist: Raphael (1483-1520)
Predella Panel of the Fano Altarpiece, 1497. Found in the collection of Pinacoteca Civica di Fano

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: Triptych altarpiece. Artist: Daddi, Bernardo (1290-1350)

Triptych altarpiece. Artist: Daddi, Bernardo (1290-1350)
Triptych altarpiece. Found in the collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin between eight Angels and fourteen Saints (Ecclesiastical embroidery)

The Coronation of the Virgin between eight Angels and fourteen Saints (Ecclesiastical embroidery), 1 Artist: Cambi
The Coronation of the Virgin between eight Angels and fourteen Saints (Ecclesiastical embroidery), 1336. Found in the collection of Galleria dell Accademia, Florence

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Glorification of the Virgin, 1490-1495. Artist: Geertgen tot Sint, Jans (ca. 1460-ca. 1490)

The Glorification of the Virgin, 1490-1495. Artist: Geertgen tot Sint, Jans (ca. 1460-ca. 1490)
The Glorification of the Virgin, 1490-1495. Found in the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow, End of 17th cen Artist: Russian icon

The Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow, End of 17th cen Artist: Russian icon
The Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow, End of 17th cen.. From a private collection

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1430. Artist: Angelico, Fra Giovanni, da Fiesole (ca. 1400-1455)

The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1430. Artist: Angelico, Fra Giovanni, da Fiesole (ca. 1400-1455)
The Coronation of the Virgin, ca 1430. Found in the collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin 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 imageThe Glorification Of The Virgin Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1360s. Artist: Caterino Veneziano I (active 1362-1382)

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1360s. Artist: Caterino Veneziano I (active 1362-1382)
The Coronation of the Virgin, 1360s. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg


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"The Glorification of the Virgin: A Timeless Devotion in Art" Throughout history, artists have sought to capture the ethereal beauty and spiritual significance of the Virgin Mary. From Byzantine icons to Renaissance masterpieces, her glorification has been a recurring theme in religious art. In "The Dormition of the Virgin" by an unknown Russian icon artist from 1497, we witness a momentous event as Mary peacefully passes away surrounded by mourning apostles. This depiction emphasizes her divine nature and serves as a reminder of her pivotal role in Christianity. Garofalo's "Madonna and Child in glory with the saints Anthony of Padua and Francis" transports us to 1530 Italy. The painting showcases Mary seated on a throne, radiating heavenly light while being revered by two prominent saints. Her celestial presence symbolizes her intercessory power and maternal love for all believers. A stunning manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel dating back to the 14th century presents another interpretation of "The Dormition of the Virgin. " The delicate brushstrokes depict angels carrying Mary's soul towards heaven, highlighting her assumption into eternal bliss. Fast forward to 1732 when "The Glorification of the Virgin" takes center stage. This artwork portrays an elaborate scene where angels crown Mary amidst celestial splendor. It reflects society's continued fascination with honoring and praising this iconic figure throughout different eras. "The Death of the Virgin, " part of The Roudnice Altarpiece created around 1410, captures a more somber moment as mourners gather around Mary's lifeless body. Through intricate details and vivid colors, it invites contemplation on mortality while emphasizing Mary's unique position between humanity and divinity. Gherardo Starnina's masterpiece from circa 1404 titled "The Coronation of the Virgin" showcases an exalted scene where Christ crowns his mother amid adoring angels and saints.