assumption of the virgin Essay

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The Assumption of the Virgin
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
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I saw many painting in the art museum but yours seem to stand out the most because it left me guessing. I was having a hard time trying to figure out the message you were trying to convey. I could see that the woman in the middle was Virgin Mary. The reason I thought she was Virgin Mary was because the way she was dressed. She seemed to be dressed in simple clothes, nothing fancy. I have seen many Virgin Mary paintings and she is shown wearing clothes like these in almost all of her paintings. I could see that she is rising from her tomb and floating towards the sky, she seemed to be greeted by angels, which I think symbolizes her holy stature. The angels seem to be very pleased to be in her company. We could see that she was standing on the moon. I did not understand the reason she was standing on the moon.
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

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