Over 40 thousand visitors in two months, despite the many restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Great success for “Dante. The vision of art”, an exhibition organized by the Cassa dei Risparmi Foundation of Forlì together with the Uffizi Galleries on the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet. The exhibition is now transformed, becoming a real art documentary that will be released in September.
The goal is to make it available to the general public, schools and students.
“Dante. The vision of art” was the most important exhibition event for the number of works, narrative structure and scientific study dedicated to the Supreme Poet in the centenary year of his celebrations. The exhibition itinerary created at the San Domenico Museums by the Cassa dei Risparmi Foundation of Forlì together with the Uffizi Galleries is very rich. For the first time, an exclusive Dante art gallery of 300 works was offered to the public, located in a wide time span from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, and which offered a new interpretation of the figure of Dante and his work in relation to art.
A real catalog of masterpieces, coming from the greatest museums in the world, where Cimabue, Giotto, Lorenzetti, Andrea del Castagno, Beato Angelico, Botticelli, Signorelli, Beccafumi, Michelangelo, Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto, Brueghel the Elder met, Guido Reni, Canova, Bouguereau, Picasso, Arnolfo di Cambio. Among the manuscripts of the ancient vulgate Pacino da Buonaguida and Niccolò di ser Sozzo, among the sources of Dante Le Roman de la Rosee the Liber figurarum by Gioachino da Fiore; then the first printed editions. The relationship between Dante and the Nazarenes told by Anton Koch and Vogel von Vogelstein. The new editions and graphics that made Dante universal with Flaxman, Dixon, Giani, Sabatelli, Corot, Dorè, Nattini. And then the generation of Dante painters between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
It was not a didactic or even celebratory exhibition, but an interpretation of the relationship between Dante and art.
For the first time this intimate relationship has been entirely analyzed and reconstructed, presenting the artists who have ventured into the great challenge of rendering in images the visionary power of Dante, of his works and in particular of the Divine Comedy, or who have dealt with similar themes. to those of Dante, or even those who have drawn episodes or individual characters from him, unhooking them from the whole story and making them live in themselves. A great exhibition itinerary that includes painting, sculpture, drawings, engravings, manuscripts, rare editions, as presented in the photogallery of this article.