Sammlung: Going through Hell: The Divine Dante

National Gallery of Art

April 9 – July 16, 2023

 

Florentine poet, writer and philosopher Dante Alighieri’s (1265-1321) Divine Comedy called Commedia in Italian, was written in the Florentine vernacular that formed the basis for the modern Italian language. It describes Dante’s journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio) and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the ancient Roman poet Virgil, and then his beloved Beatrice. In the more than 700 years since it was written, the Divine Comedy has remained one of the most influential works of Western literature.

Going through Hell: The Divine Dante explores the influence of this seminal manuscript in some 20 works all from the National Gallery’s collection. Beginning with the 16th century painted Allegorical Portrait of Dante these range from rare early printed editions of the Divine Comedy to sculptures by Auguste Rodin created initially for his monumental project The Gates of Hell, to works on paper from the 15th to 20th century, from William Blake to Robert Rauschenberg.

 

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Allegorical Portrait of Dante by Florentine 16th Century
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Dante Meditating on the "Divine Comedy" by Jean-Jacques Feuchère
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The Circle of the Thieves; Agnolo Brunelleschi Attacked by a Six-Footed Serpent by William Blake
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The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca by William Blake
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Dante and Virgil Riding on the Back of Geryon by Joseph Anton Koch
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