Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Titian's Assumption of the Virgin • Venice, Italy


The Assumption of the Virgin was painted in 1518 by Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) and installed in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari. My family name, Frary, is of Italian origin and was originally spelled Frari, meaning brotherhood. I was surprised to find a church, plaza and bridge bearing my namesake.

The Assumption has a pattern of horizontal lines across the front. My guess is these are a result of bluish window light mixing with warm artificial light.

Frary in front of the Frari and on the Campo dei Frari:

The sign below reads "Ponte dei Frari" (Frary Bridge).

EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

Galleria Europa

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