Sandro Botticelli: The Drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy

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In the 1480s, the great Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici to make a series of drawings to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy. Botticelli gave stunning visual form to the poet's epic journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, but the project was never completed and the sheets were scattered. Now, more than 500 years after their creation, all 91 existing -- and very fragile -- vellum sheets will be shown together for the first time, in Berlin, Rome, and ...

Sandro Botticelli: The Drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy 2000, Royal Academy Publications

ISBN-13: 9780810966338

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