|Assention of Mary Magdalene, tempera on panel, 1430, 71x48in (182.5x122cm)|
Another depiction of Mary Magdalene's ascension, also form my country, Poland, this time from St John's church in Torun. I love the charm and joy of this one. And I am so glad that wiki commons has nice pictures, it is often a chore to take a good picture without flash. I never use flash while taking photos of art. As an artist I know that this is bad for the pigments.
|Anonmymous artist, Ascension of Mary Magdalene, XIV c.|
in Church of Saint John the Baptist and St. Evangelist
|Illustration from Nurnberg Chronicle, 1491|
Here we have a woodcut from Nurnber Chronicle ( via wikicommons, Schedel). Colorful wings of angels, very long robes with lots of draperies which formed angular folds, and round, protruding belly of the female figure was very typical for the art of the days, specially North of Alps.
Here, according to the artist, we can say the divine nourishment was as filling as earthly food.
Here a few examples of Ascension of Mary Magdalene to browse
But those figures of Mary Magdalene and angles can be found in France, and not only there in various churches or abbeys.
They have their won charm and are of rugged beauty.
Photo by Jochen Jahnke.