FERNANDES, Vasco
(active 1500-1542 in Viseu)

Assumption of the Virgin

c. 1506
Oil on wood, 131,5 x 130,5 cm
Vasco Museum, Viseu

This painting is a pivotal work in evaluating how the artist interpreted his decisive Flemish influences: the abundant and angular folds of the robes, the way he depicts the ringleted hair of the angels who minister to the Blessed Virgin or the manner in which he painstakingly paints with precise realism and poetic sentiment, the details and miniature forms of the upper background.