assumption of the virgin Essay
As I walked through the halls of the Art institute, I saw many paintings and sculptures. One painting that stood out the most was called, “The Assumption of the Virgin,” by El Greco. As I stood in front this huge painting I was trying to figure out what was going on in the painting. Right away I could tell that oil was used to paint this portrait because there was a shine on the painting. I refused to read the description of the painting until I came to a conclusion. I stood there trying to figure out what was taking place in and if I was able to recognize anyone. On the top part of the painting I could point out the angels and the women in the middle, at first glance I could tell that the women was Virgin …show more content…
On the bottom I could see that there were at least 12 men who seems to be confused with something. I was having a hard time trying to figure out who those men were. At one point I thought those men were the Apostles but for some reason I decided to disregard that thought. One of the men is pointing towards the sky as if he is guiding the other man and showing him where Mary is. The remaining men in the picture seem to be talking among themselves.
What I really think you were trying to show in this painting is the night Virgin Mary died. On the bottom she is shown rising from her