Botticelli's Dante: The Drawings from The Divine Comedy (London) Reviews
Description:Sandro Botticelli was one of the greatest and most sophisticated draughtsmen of Renaissance Florence. This major ... more
Botticelli's Dante: The Drawings from The Divine Comedy (London) ... exhibition presents the entire series of exquisite drawings created by Botticelli in the late fifteenth century to illustrate The Divine Comedy.
Newest Review: ... and Heaven with Virgil and then Beatrice as his guide. Anyone not familiar with Dante, don't fret! The gallery notes and the excellent audioguide lead you through the joint discovery of both artistic and literary treasures, exquisitely. As for the illustrations, well, I'm not a greatly knowledgeable arty type person, but this exhibition really affected me. I was fascinated, ... more
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by - written on 29/03/01, updated on 29/03/01 (Very useful, 656 readings)
This exhibition, in the Sackler Galleries at the Royal Academy is the first public display of Botticelli's illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy, which was never completed. There are over 80 drawings displayed in various stages of completion. The exhibition is separated into three galleries, logically divided into the Inferno (first room), Purgatory (second room) and Paradise (the third room). Botticelli follows Dante's lead almost entirely. Anyone familiar with Dante will recognise, immediately the course of his progress through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven with Virgil and then Beatrice as his guide. Anyone not familiar with Dante, ... Read the complete review
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