The Assumption of the Virgin is an oil on canvas painting done by Domenikos Theotokopoulos between 1577 and 1579. This painting is the last part of Mary's life on Earth - her Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, by Jesus. This story is based on an account of Saint James who's depicted to be holding a book. I like how the painting is divided into two hemispheres, the earthly and the heavenly halves. The apostles are arranged in a circle, looking up at Mary in astonishment. The angels are in the sky, expressing joy towards Mary, assuming up into Heaven with them. Mary's rising from her tomb on top of a crescent moon that symbolizes her purity. Also, the hem of her dress is under the moon, connecting her to Earth as she rises up into Heaven.