DANTE AND THE ART OF DIVINE LIGHT: A DIGITAL TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH WITH MARTIN KEMP THURSDAY 25 MARCH, 5-6.30PM
THIS EVENT IS NOW PAST: YOU CAN WATCH THE RECORDING HERE:
Publishing on 25 March, to coincide with International Dante Day and the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Martin Kemp's major new study is the first book to consider the impact of Dante’s vision of divine light on visual artists of the Renaissance and Baroque. It combines a close reading of Dante’s poetry with analysis of early optics and is lavishly illustrated with masterworks by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesco, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Bernini and others. It also looks at what the rival media of poetry and painting can do.
Watch a short video trailer in which Martin Kemp presents the book's key themes and preoccupations: