LOTTO, Lorenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

Assumption of the Virgin

Oil on wood, 175 x 162 cm
Duomo, Asolo (Treviso)

The subject of this painting has sometimes been interpreted as the appearance of the Virgin to Sts Anthony Abbot and Louis of Toulouse in order to explain the clear psychological difference between the figure of the Virgin, motionless and absorbed and the emotional warmth of the saints.