Word of the Week: Dormition

As in: “The painting, in tempera on panel, has also been called “The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin.” It’s a title I prefer because of the connotations of the word dormition: … ”

 

Smee, S. (2012, July 10). Ascending Virgin in transcendent work. The Boston Globe, G3.

 

Just a block away from Emmanuel College, you can see this work by Fra Angelico at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Early Italian Room. An Emmanuel College ID gains admission to the Museum during regular operating hours for students, faculty and staff.

Posted by the Reference Department

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