From Michelangelo and the Pre-Raphaelites to contemporary artists working today, through his vivid depictions of heaven, purgatory and hell, Dante’s writing has captured the artistic imagination for centuries. To mark the 700th anniversary of his death, art historian Martin Kemp (Visions of Heaven) and Dante scholar David Bowe (Rachel Owen: Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno) join Dante specialist Heather Webb to celebrate the enduring power of Dante’s words and to explore his profound impact on the artists who have inherited his vision.

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Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light Rachel Owen: Illustrations for Dante's Inferno


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