“In collaborazione con Kooness.com e Arte Generali, ‘L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle’ è la grande mostra pubblica disseminata nel Parco di CityLife. Organizzata nell’ambito delle celebrazioni dantesche, gli artisti presenti si sono confrontati con i temi di esilito, invenzione e linguaggio.
Inferno Exhibition at Lisbon, Portugal (2021)
“As a part of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), this exhibition will present two drawings on parchment by Sandro Botticelli referring to the Divine Comedy’s Inferno, alongside two manuscripts by Jacopo della Lana and Boccaccio, courtesy of the Vatican Library.
“The exhibition will also feature a copy of Dante’s manuscript which once belonged to Frei Manuel do Cenáculo, currently property of the Portuguese National Library, works from the Calouste Gulbenkian’s collection and works by Rui Chafes which refer to Dante’s Inferno.” —Visit Lisboa
The 2021 exhibition was hosted by the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. See their website here.
Dante Traveling Exhibition, Athens (2021)
“Athens is the second European city after Belgrade to host the show, titled ‘Dante Ipermoderno– Dante illustrated in the world, 1983-2021.’ After the Greek capital, the exhibition will travel to Prague, Moscow, London, and Madrid.
“Five internationally known illustrators took it upon themselves to depict the shocking images described by Dante in his monumental work The Divine Comedy: Paolo Barbieri, Monica Baisner, Domenico Palantino, Tom Phillips, and Emiliano Ponzi.” [. . .] —Ekathimerini, January 6, 2021
See more information about the art exhibit here.
Relatedly, see our posts about Paolo Barbieri here and Tom Phillips here.
Exhibit: Klaus Wrage illustratore della Divina Commedia
“La mostra presenta 36 xilografie di Klaus Wrage, artista espressionista tedesco, sulla Divina Commedia da una collezione privata, in occasione delle celebrazioni per i 700 anni dalla morte di Dante Alighieri.
“L’evento rappresenta la magia di un incontro, quello fra le immagini di un maestro dimenticato e i vertici più alti della poesia di tutti i tempi, cioè i versi del Sommo poeta Dante. L’incontro, che per Klaus Wrage ha avuto un peso decisivo nella sua vita (è lui stesso a definirlo salvifico) ci rivela anche l’aspetto universale dell’opera più pubblicata al mondo dopo la Bibbia, un primato che fa della Divina Commedia uno dei fenomeni letterari che maggiormente hanno inciso sulla cultura internazionale.” [. . .] —Associazione per la promozione artistica e culturale del Lago Maggiore (AMALAGO)
The exhibit ran from June 5th – June 27th, 2021.
See our post on Klaus Wrage’s illustrations here.
Visions of Dante Exhibit Highlighting Cornell University’s Fiske Dante Collection
“Marking the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, the exhibition of approximately 100 works in various media explores the visual nature of the Divine Comedy, which has inspired scholars and artists alike, from medieval times through today.
“Visions of Dante not only puts on display a large portion of the Fiske Collection for the first time. It also brings together works lent by notable institutions like the Morgan Library & Museum and 20th century and contemporary artists from William Blake to Salvador Dalí, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kara Walker.
“‘This exhibition reasserts the continued vibrancy of the Divine Comedy as a work of art, a work of literature, and shows the many ways in which visual artists have made their own personal interpretations and translations of that original text,’ says co-curator Andrew C. Weislogel, the Johnson’s Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art.” [. . .] –Susan Kelley, Cornell Chronicle, September 29, 2021
The exhibit is held at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University and runs from September 14 – December 19, 2021.
See more information and view an online version of the exhibit here.