In honor of the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is hosting a free, online exhibition of 88 drawings depicting the seminal work. Titled “To See the Stars Again”—a reference to the last line of Inferno, the opening section of The Divine Comedy—the show features illustrations by artist Federico Zuccari, who created the works while living in Spain between 1586 and 1588.
"Illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy
Such is the potency of the Divine Comedy's language and imagery that it has fuelled the imaginations of artists from Dante's time to our own. To mark the occasion of this momentous anniversary, ‘Imagining Dante’ showcases some of the illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy held by the Alexander Turnbull Library from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
The printed material is complemented by a late 19th-century chromolithographic portrait of Dante copied from a fresco by the Renaissance artist Luca Signorelli (c. 1450–1523)."
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