Ascension is a Christian holiday celebrated forty days after Easter (counting Easter Sunday). That’s why she always falls on a Thursday, usually in May. In the tradition and the Christian faith, it marks the elevation to heaven of Jesus of Nazareth after his resurrection and the end of his earthly presence.
The Ascension, miniature on an evangelical, codex of Rabula, Fol 13v, VI ° century. Wikimedia CC.
Ascension, icon of the Novgorod School, 1341. Wikimedia CC.
Andrei Rublev, Icon of Ascension. Wikimedia CC public domain.
Giotto di Bondone. Ascension. Church of Padua Arena (= Scrovegni Chapel). Fresco, 1303-1306. Wikimedia CC.
Ascension of Christ, Garofalo
The Ascension of Christ, Pietro Perugino
The Ascension of Christ, Salvador Dali
Stained glass window of Notre-Dame-des-Anges Cathedral, Los Angeles
Ascension of Jesus, ivory, around the year 400, National Museum of Bavaria, former collection Martin von Reider (Munich).
“The Ascension” by Le Tintoret (16th century)
The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry
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