When analysing the figure of Dante through his works, on more than one occasion the question has arisen as to the role visual experience may have played in his writing.
Many have noticed the poet’s ability to think in pictures, drawing on a repertoire, especially in the Divine Comedy, that would undoubtedly have included his experiences of the figurative arts.
This exhibition, curated by Massimo Medica, traces, as our bike itinerary, the main places where Dante stopped during his exile until his ultimate destination Ravenna, where he ended his days seven hundred years ago.
The exhibition includes some masterpieces produced during Dante’s time (including works by Cimabue, Giotto, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, precious illuminated manuscripts, gold and textiles). Through those items we can retrace some of the main events characterising Italian art between the 13th and 14th centuries, a time of profound change and innovation.
When: from 8th of May to 4th of July 2021
Where: Chiesa di San Romualdo – Ravenna (Via Alfredo Baccarini 7)
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am-7.00 pm