Madonnas on Parade

Renaissance master Fra Anglico transformed the history of western art with his breathtaking paintings that were more than just paintings. Fra Angelico's Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin was thought to have special powers and was brought out for public parade and celebration once a year. Today similar traditions are observed around the world, including in Boston where the statue of the Virgin Mary is paraded through the North End during the Fisherman's Feast.

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