Dante Alighieri

size(cm): 45x45
Sale price£140 GBP


The Dante Alighieri painting, created by the Italian artist Luca Signorelli, is a monumental work measuring 432 cm in height and 540 cm in width. This work of art is located in the Chapel of San Brizio, in the Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy.

Signorelli's artistic style is evident in this work, as it is characterized by the use of perspective and realism in the representation of human figures. In addition, the artist uses chiaroscuro to give depth and volume to the figures.

The composition of the painting is very interesting, as it is divided into three parts. At the top, God the Father is represented surrounded by angels and saints. In the central part, is the poet Dante Alighieri, who is being guided by the Roman poet Virgil through Hell and Purgatory. Finally, at the bottom, the Last Judgment is represented.

Color is another important aspect of Signorelli's work. The artist uses a palette of intense and bright colors, which highlights the drama of the scenes represented.

The history of painting is fascinating. Signorelli began work on it in 1499 and finished it in 1502. The work was commissioned by the Bishop of Orvieto, who wanted a painting depicting life after death. The work was very well received by Signorelli's contemporaries, who considered it one of the greatest works of art of the Italian Renaissance.

Finally, there are little-known aspects of Dante Alighieri's painting. For example, it is said that the artist used real models to represent the human figures in the work. Furthermore, it is believed that the poet Dante Alighieri was represented by Signorelli himself in the painting.

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