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Assumption of the Virgin

1530: Duomo, Parma

With the mastery of realism came the ability to create illusions transcending the flat barrier of canvas, plaster, and wood. Looking up into Coreggio's dome, the viewer apparently is able to see through the spiral of clouds and angels into Heaven itself.
 
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