In this case, as very often, other scenes, such as the Visitation , including Mary are contained in the complementary cycle of the Life of St John the Baptist on the walls. The Nativity is an oil painting by Fra Bartolommeo between and Wikimedia Commons has media related to Life of Mary. Bethlehem is seen in the back left corner to represent Jesus' birth place. Structured data Items portrayed in this file depicts P In the West the Pseudo-Matthew was the dominant apocryphal source; slightly different versions, all equally deriving from the Protoevangelium of James , were preferred in the East.
With the arrival of the old master print , series of the Life were popular, and were often among the most ambitious works of printmaking artists. It is first recorded in the collection of Cosimo I in Florence in Views Read Edit View history. The painting shows 23 vignettes of the Life of Christ combined in one narrative composition without a central dominating scene:
Mosaics from the Chora Church of Constantinople , Last Judgment , c. The sample above is correct in suggesting that the Annunciation and the Nativity were the only indispensable scenes; the Louvre cycle probably came from an altarpiece with a missing Annunciation as its main panel. The depiction of scenes from the life of the Virgin goes back to almost the earliest days of Christian art; a scene from the church at Dura Europas of about has been interpreted as a procession of Virgins accompanying Mary to the Temple. Jesus rides into the city on a donkey on Palm Sunday.
This painting is the last part of Mary's life on Earth - her Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, by Jesus. Such cycles continued to appear in prominent positions, gradually becoming less common than scenes of the Passion of Christ. Mary's rising from her tomb on top of a crescent moon that symbolizes her purity. Mary is represented as his mother because without her help, Jesus wouldn't be able to sit up and see the magi. Cornell University Press, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history.