Dante’s Divine Comedy and Renaissance Visualization of Abstraction. Many famous masters illustrated the poem of the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, but it was especially popular in Florence. The texts, vivid in colour, richness and imagery, nevertheless baffled the artists. Much more often, they preferred to line up the schemes of the circles of Hell and the summit of Paradise. It is all the more interesting to immerse in the ideas of a medieval and Renaissance artist.
Meeting with Zoya Kuptsova, a researcher at the State Hermitage Museum and curator of 13th-16th-century Italian paintings, will be devoted to manuscripts, Venetian printed books, and the most famous Dante’s illustrator, Sandro Botticelli.