In the year of the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's birth, the MAR – Ravenna Art Museum – participates in the programme of events celebrating the Great Poet with Divina Commedia. Le visioni di Dorè, Scaramuzza, Nattini. The exhibition - organized in collaboration with Fondazione Magnani Rocca Mamiano of Traversetolo, Parma - features over 400 works including engravings, watercolours and an oil painting for a complete immersion in the visions of Dante’s work.
The Divine Comedy has always been a culturally illuminating work that can deeply influence the collective imagination. Over the centuries, it has never ceased to inspire artists, enthralled by the beauty and power of the images of Dante's poem. Its powerful vividness has generated visions of all kinds, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
From this point of view, the complete and large-scale illustrations of Francesco Scaramuzza and Amos Nattini can be considered as the most significant achievements of this kind in Italy.
The famous engravings by Gustave Doré on display will offer visitors unusual, diachronic and inspiring opportunities of comparison. This impressive exhibition will let visitors wonder at the ingenuity, art and poetry of the Divine Comedy by showing the nightmares, anguish and ecstasy of great Italian illustrators.