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BOOK LAUNCH: VISIONS OF HEAVEN

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THIS EVENT IS NOW PAST: YOU CAN WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

 
DANTE AND THE ART OF DIVINE LIGHT: A DIGITAL TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH WITH MARTIN KEMP THURSDAY 25 MARCH, 5-6.30PM
 
 
Join art historian Martin Kemp in a talk to celebrate the launch of his new book Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light. Martin Kemp will be in conversation with Alessandra Buccheri, Professor of Art History at Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, and Simon Gilson, Professor of Italian Studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. The panel will discuss the impact of Dante’s vision of divine light on visual artists of the Renaissance and Baroque.

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.

  

The launch will be broadcast via Zoom webinar exclusively for those who have registered. Registrants will be emailed a link to join the talk by Eventbrite (with a reminder sent an hour before the event).

Questions from the audience will be welcome via the chat function in the zoom event. Audience members will be automatically muted and videos disabled. Please note, the launch will be recorded and available to watch online after the event.

 

PREVIEW

Click here to see a short video trailer in which Martin Kemp presents the book.

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