Botticelli"s picture cycle for the Dante"s Divine Comedy
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Published by Royal Academy of Arts in London .
Written in English


  • Botticelli, Sandro, -- 1444 or 5-1510.,
  • Dante Alighieri, -- 1265-1321. -- Illustrations.

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Edition Notes

Statementcommentary by Hein-Th. Schulze Altcappenberg.
ContributionsRoyal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
The Physical Object
Pagination360 p. :
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18298431M
ISBN 100900946857

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  A spectacular collection of 92 Botticelli drawings illustrating Dante's The Divine Comedy, assembled as a cycle for the first time in five centuries, has . I’m referring of course, to Sandro Botticelli, portraitist of Lorenzo de’Medici, his father, and grandfather and also, it turns out, illustrator of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. In , the so-called “father of art history” Giorgio Vasari recorded that “since Botticelli was a learned man, he wrote a commentary on part of Dante’s poem, and after illustrating.   From Laurence Binyon The Art of Botticelli: An Essay in Pictorial Criticism, (London: ), pp. In the tenth canto of the Purgatorio Dante describes how, after emerging with his guide on the first narrow terrace of the Mount, he discerned that the upright side of the hill was of white marble and adorned with reliefs so wonderful that not Polycletus only but Nature herself would be. Botticelli often concerned himself during his lifetime with illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy. He executed the drawings from the cycle illustrated here over .

In the s, the great Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici to make a series of drawings to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy. Botticelli gave stunning visual form to the poet's epic journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, but the project was never completed and the sheets were s: Sandro Botticelli's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy. Buy Sandro Botticelli Prints Now from Amazon. Many art historians consider Sandro Botticelli's illustrative work for a manuscript of Dante's Divine Comedy to be the equal of any of his more famous fresco paintings.   The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is an epic poem written between and his death in The Divine Comedy is not a comedy at all, the title Commedia refers to the fact that the journey starts from hell and ends with Dante’s visit to heaven and meeting with God and understanding of the mystery of reincarnation. The work is written in the first person, and tells of Dante’s journey . The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Digital Dante Edition with Commento Baroliniano MMXIV-MMXX Columbia University.

Vasari refers Botticelli's drawings for some of the engravings by Baccio Baldini that adorned the first edition of the Divine Comedy published in Florence, in , with commentary by Cristoforo Landino. Botticelli also painted a portrait of the poet, probably to adorn the library of a scholar. The Divine Comedy. Dante’s years of exile were years of difficult peregrinations from one place to another—as he himself repeatedly says, most effectively in Paradiso [XVII], in Cacciaguida’s moving lamentation that “bitter is the taste of another man’s bread and heavy the way up and down another man’s stair.” Throughout his exile Dante nevertheless was sustained by work on his. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [diˈviːna komˈmɛːdja]) is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. and completed in , a year before his death in It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the.   Dante’s "Inferno" is the first part of his three-part epic poem "The Divine Comedy," written in the 14 th century and considered one of the world’s great works of literature."Inferno" is followed by "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso." Those approaching "Inferno" for the first time might benefit from a brief structural description.