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This incredible altarpiece was produced over the year of 1626 for the Cathedral of Our Lady, in Antwerp. The five meters high piece is a dramatic portrayal of Our Lady ascending to heavens surrounded by peasants, apostles, and little angels.
The dynamic and emotional piece shows Our Lady in the center, her long hair is golden, wavy, and uncovered, unlike most portraits. She is ascending towards a bright yellow light that comes from heaven while wearing a blue and white silk robe and a golden veil. The veil detached from her head in movement as is waving around her, almost like a Holy halo.
This painting has an interesting layout because the arched top helps create the idea of movement while the characters on the ground form a more stagnant mass of bodies. The twelve apostles are gathered around her tomb, each having a different reaction to the moment. Some are looking inside the tomb, some have their arms up in awe, and others are reaching and trying to touch her.
The painting is divided diagonally. The left part is immensely bright and vivid, while the right part looks darker, and is a mixture of pieces of cloth and wings in the background. Still, the color palette is relatively uniform, and there is some contrast. The whole piece has samples of vivid bright, beautiful colors contrasting with pale tones of clothes and skin. The palette is warm, despite the blue sky that is the background for this occasion. Most of the robes have vivid red and yellow details, as there is sunlight shining from above, and the whole ensemble looks warm and joyous.
The composition is deep and complex, and there are many characters with refined details. For instance, the bottom part of Our Lady’s robes is completely covered in flowery details and ornaments. The characters not only have individual facial expressions, but each one of them also interacts with Our Lady with their own particular reactions. This, along with the intensity and drama of the curves and movements, turns this into a really unique artwork.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Assumption of Mary 1620-22, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Assumption of Mary 1620-22 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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