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Dante Alighieri

A tribute to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy. Here are some portraits of the great fourteenth-century poet such as that by Bronzino and, among others in Florence, the statue in front of the Basilica of S. Croce, the portrait in the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore and that in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici and Notai. There are also some paintings with subjects that refer to the masterpiece of the father of the Italian language.

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,Detail of the Purgatory hill.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,On the right: view of Florence, as an allegory of Paradise; it is one of the first views with the dome of the cathedral completed. In the centre, Dante holding the book with the opening words of the Divine Comedy. On the left, the Purgatory hill and the Hell.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,Detail of the Purgatory hill.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,Detail of the Purgatory hill.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,On the right: view of Florence, as an allegory of Paradise; it is one of the first views with the dome of the cathedral completed. In the centre, Dante holding the book with the opening words of the Divine Comedy. Detail.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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 Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The Divine Comedy illuminates Florence”, also known as “Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy”. Fresco by Domenico di Michelino (1465), designed by Alessio Baldovinetti,On the right: view of Florence, as an allegory of Paradise; it is one of the first views with the dome of the cathedral completed. In the centre, Dante holding the book with the opening words of the Divine Comedy. On the left, the Purgatory hill and the Hell.

Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): “The...

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"Allegorical portrait of Dante". Agnolo Bronzino 1532-1533, private collection.On the right the hill of Purgatory. In the centerDante shows a volume with pages referring to Canto XXV of Paradise. With his right hand he protects Florence, represented by his most important and representative buildings. Bottom left: the flames of Hell.

"Allegorical portrait of Dante". Agnolo Bronzino 1532-1533,...

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“Lunette of the Poets”, with portraits of Dante Alighieri and Boccaccio. Frescoes by Jacopo di Cione (brother of Orcagna) based on the iconographic program of Coluccio Salutati (1366-1406), preserved in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai, or del Proconsolo in Florence.

“Lunette of the Poets”, with portraits of Dante Alighieri an...

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"Allegory of Rhetoric"; below his ideal representative, probably Isocrates or Demosthenes. Frescoes by Jacopo di Cione (brother of Orcagna, 1366-1406) based on the iconographic program of Coluccio Salutati (1375-1406), preserved in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai, or del Proconsolo in Florence.

"Allegory of Rhetoric"; below his ideal representative, prob...

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"Allegory of Rhetoric"; below his ideal representative, probably Isocrates or Demosthenes. Frescoes by Jacopo di Cione (brother of Orcagna, 1366-1406) based on the iconographic program of Coluccio Salutati (1375-1406), preserved in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai, or del Proconsolo in Florence.

"Allegory of Rhetoric"; below his ideal representative, prob...

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  "Portrait of Dante Alighieri". This is the oldest and most faithful documented portrait of Dante Alighieri.Frescoes by Jacopo di Cione (brother of Orcagna) based on the iconographic program of Coluccio Salutati (1375-1406) kept in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai, or Proconsolo, in Florence.

"Portrait of Dante Alighieri". This is the oldest and most...

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  "Portrait of Dante Alighieri". This is the oldest and most faithful documented portrait of Dante Alighieri.Frescoes by Jacopo di Cione (brother of Orcagna) based on the iconographic program of Coluccio Salutati (1375-1406) kept in the Palazzo dell'Arte dei Giudici e Notai, or Proconsolo, in Florence.

"Portrait of Dante Alighieri". This is the oldest and most...

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Basilica of the Holy Cross, right aisle: "Dante's Cenotaph". the poet is mourned by the figures of Italy and Poetry, by Stefano Ricci. Giacomo Leopardi was inspired by  this cenotaph when he composed the song "Sopra il monumento di Dante".

Basilica of the Holy Cross, right aisle: "Dante's Cenotaph"....

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 "Paolo and Francesca da Rimini", (1855) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); watercolour on paper. In the first scene Paul has an open book on his legs with an image of Lancelot who had a relationship with Geneva, wife of King Arthur. In the second scene, Dante led by Virgil to Hell. In the third scene the embrace between Paolo and Francesca.

"Paolo and Francesca da Rimini", (1855) by Dante Gabriel Ro...

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 "Dante's Dream at the time of Beatrice's Death", (1856)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); watercolour on paper.

"Dante's Dream at the time of Beatrice's Death", (1856) by...

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 "Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); oil painting on canvas.The red head of hair is beautiful. The model is Elizabeth Siddal. Detail.

"Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (182...

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 "Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); oil painting on canvas.The red head of hair is beautiful. The model is Elizabeth Siddal.

"Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (182...

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 "Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); oil painting on canvas.The red head of hair is beautiful. The model is Elizabeth Siddal.

"Beata Beatrix", (1864 -70) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (182...

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 Study for "Giotto painting Dante's portrait",(1852)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882); ink on paper.

Study for "Giotto painting Dante's portrait",(1852) by Dan...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or St. Brizio Chapel, the lower part of the walls, series of illustrious men where each figure is surrounded by monochrome rounds whose function is to identify the character through the representation of episodes from his works: "Dante  reading his works ".

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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 Orvieto,  Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo), the interior, Chapel Nova or St. Brizio Chapel, the lower part of the walls, series of illustrious men where each figure is surrounded by monochrome rounds whose function is to identify the character through the representation of episodes from his works: "Dante  reading his works ".

Orvieto, Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (or Duo...

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  Florence, Piazza Santa Croce: Monument to Dante Alighieri, by Enrico Pazzi.

Florence, Piazza Santa Croce: Monument to Dante Alighieri,...

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  Florence, Piazza Santa Croce: Monument to Dante Alighieri, by Enrico Pazzi.

Florence, Piazza Santa Croce: Monument to Dante Alighieri,...