Life of the Virgin Art Photos

The life of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, was often portrayed in art. Some works show scenes throughout her life. This page ends with the Virgin's death or dormition, her ascension or assumption into heaven, and her coronation. See also pages below with life scenes connected to her life with Jesus.

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Four of eight panel paintings depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Four of eight panel paintings depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Seven Joys in Life of Virgin Mary painting by Hans Memling at Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany.Altar painting of life of Virgin Mary from church of Santa Maria de Cardet at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Four of eight panel paintings (c1485) depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Four of eight panel paintings (c1485) depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Seven Joys in Life of Virgin Mary painting (1480) by Hans Memling at Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany.Altar painting (13thC) of life of Virgin Mary from church of Santa Maria de Cardet at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Carved ivory diptych from Paris with scenes of lives of Christ & the Virgin at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Two panels of Triptych of Virgin Mary painting Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Altarpiece with scenes of life of Virgin at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.Altarpiece with scenes of life of Virgin at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.
Carved ivory diptych (1320-30) from Paris with scenes of lives of Christ & the Virgin at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Two panels of Triptych of Virgin Mary painting (c1300) Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Altarpiece with scenes of life of Virgin at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.Altarpiece with scenes of life of Virgin at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.
Altar depicting life of Virgin Mary at Bamberg Cathedral. Bamberg, Germany.Life of Virgin stained glass window in Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Stained glass windows depicting the Four Doctors of the Church under scene of Virgin Mary at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Tapestry with six scenes of life of Virgin Mary at Tau Palace Museum. Reims, France.
Altar depicting life of Virgin Mary at Bamberg Cathedral. Bamberg, Germany.Life of Virgin stained glass window in Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Stained glass windows (1848) depicting the Four Doctors of the Church under scene of Virgin Mary at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Tapestry with six scenes of life of Virgin Mary at Tau Palace Museum. Reims, France.
Purification of the Virgin painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Marriage of the Virgin painting by Pietro Vannucci at Caen Museum of Fine Arts. Caen, France.The Education of Mary painting by Peter Paul Rubens at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Virgin surrounded by virgins painting by Gérard David at Rouen Museum of Fine Arts. Rouen, France.
Purification of the Virgin painting (1342) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Marriage of the Virgin painting (1504) by Pietro Vannucci (aka Perugino) at Caen Museum of Fine Arts. Caen, France.The Education of Mary painting (c1630) by Peter Paul Rubens at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Virgin surrounded by virgins painting (early 1500s) by Gérard David at Rouen Museum of Fine Arts. Rouen, France.
Virgin & St Thomas painting by Master of Viella from Catalonia at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Virgin & Child being drawn by St Luke painting by follower of Rogier van der Weyden at Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany.St Luke Portraying the Virgin painting after Rogier van de Weyden at National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland.Evangelist Luke with bull making portrait of Virgin painting by Nicolo Renieri of Venice at Rouen Museum of Fine Arts. Rouen, France.
Virgin & St Thomas painting (end 15thC) by Master of Viella from Catalonia at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Virgin & Child being drawn by St Luke painting by follower of Rogier van der Weyden at Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany.St Luke Portraying the Virgin painting (early 16thC) after Rogier van de Weyden at National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland.Evangelist Luke with bull making portrait of Virgin painting (17thC) by Nicolo Renieri of Venice at Rouen Museum of Fine Arts. Rouen, France.
Entombment of Mary painting by Giotto di Bondone from Florence at Berlin Gemaldegalerie. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin wood carving by Hans Thoman from Werkstatt at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin with Saints painting by Bartolomeo Vivarini at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Triptych centerpiece with Death of Mary painting by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Entombment of Mary painting (c1310) by Giotto di Bondone from Florence at Berlin Gemaldegalerie. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin wood carving (c1514-25) by Hans Thoman from Werkstatt at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin with Saints painting (1485) by Bartolomeo Vivarini at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Triptych centerpiece with Death of Mary painting (1515) by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Burial of the Virgin painted wood carving from Munich, Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Dormition of Virgin porch of west facade at Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Laon, France.Tympanum carving of Assumption of the Virgin at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Frescoes & painting of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin on high altar at Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Ettal village, Germany.
Burial of the Virgin painted wood carving (c1500) from Munich, Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Dormition of Virgin porch of west facade at Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Laon, France.Tympanum carving of Assumption of the Virgin at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Frescoes & painting of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin on high altar at Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Ettal village, Germany.
Dormition & Assumption of the Virgin mural in Chapterhouse at Fontevraud Abbey. Fontevraud, France.Assumption of the Virgin painting by El Greco at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Assumption of the Virgin with St Michael & St Benedict painting by Luca Signorelli & workshop at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Virgin enthroned with Mary & Joseph as sculptures painting by unknown artist of School of Cuzco, Peru at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.
Dormition & Assumption of the Virgin mural in Chapterhouse at Fontevraud Abbey. Fontevraud, France.Assumption of the Virgin painting (1577-9) by El Greco at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Assumption of the Virgin with St Michael & St Benedict painting (late 1480s) by Luca Signorelli & workshop at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Virgin enthroned with Mary & Joseph as sculptures painting (18thC) by unknown artist of School of Cuzco, Peru at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.
Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of Saints from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of Saints from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of angels from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.
Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting (1390s) by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of Saints from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting (1390s) by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of Saints from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting (1390s) by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Detail of angels from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting (1390s) by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.
Detail of devils tormenting a saint from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Tympanum with carving of Virgin Mary Enthroned & events of the Nativity over main entrance at Liebfrauenkirche. Trier, Germany.Ivory carvings of Enthroned Virgin & Child from Paris & Northern France at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Christ crowing Virgin Mary in Central Portal of Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.
Detail of devils tormenting a saint from Coronation of the Virgin with Saints tempera painting (1390s) by Cenni de Francesco de Ser Cenni at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Tympanum with carving of Virgin Mary Enthroned & events of the Nativity over main entrance at Liebfrauenkirche. Trier, Germany.Ivory carvings of Enthroned Virgin & Child (c1250 & c1220) from Paris & Northern France at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Christ crowing Virgin Mary in Central Portal of Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.
Coronation of Virgin Mary carving by Georges Saupique in central portal of Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Coronation of Virgin Mary carving from gable of central doorway of Reims Cathedral at Tau Palace Museum. Reims, France.Arched doorway tympanum carved with symbols of Virgin Mary at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.Crowning of Virgin with Sts Anthony, Augustine, Tobias & angels painting by Neri di Bicci of Florence at Petit Palais Museum. Avignon, France.
Coronation of Virgin Mary carving (copy 1955) by Georges Saupique in central portal of Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Coronation of Virgin Mary carving (c1260) from gable of central doorway of Reims Cathedral at Tau Palace Museum. Reims, France.Arched doorway tympanum carved with symbols of Virgin Mary at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.Crowning of Virgin with Sts Anthony, Augustine, Tobias & angels painting (1400s) by Neri di Bicci of Florence at Petit Palais Museum. Avignon, France.
Crowning of Virgin Mary relief over entrance of Marseille Cathedral. Marseille, France.Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting by Lorenzo Monaco at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Saints detail of Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting by Lorenzo Monaco at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Saints detail of Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting by Lorenzo Monaco at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Crowning of Virgin Mary relief over entrance of Marseille Cathedral. Marseille, France.Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting (1414) by Lorenzo Monaco (aka Piero di Giovanni) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Saints detail of Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting (1414) by Lorenzo Monaco (aka Piero di Giovanni) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Saints detail of Coronation of the Virgin with saints & angels painting (1414) by Lorenzo Monaco (aka Piero di Giovanni) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Madonna & Child Enthroned with St John the Baptist, St Victor, St Bernard, & St Zenobius painting by Filippino Lippi at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Coronation of the Virgin painting by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.

Madonna & Child Enthroned with St John the Baptist, St Victor, St Bernard, & St Zenobius painting (c1485-6) by Filippino Lippi at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Coronation of the Virgin painting (1754) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.


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