A Royal Academy of Arts e-book
In the 1480s, the good Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli used to be commissioned via Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici to make a chain of drawings to demonstrate Dante's Divine Comedy. Botticelli gave beautiful visible shape to the poet's epic trip via Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, however the undertaking used to be by no means accomplished and the sheets have been scattered.
Now, greater than 500 years after their construction, all ninety one existing-and very fragile-vellum sheets could be proven jointly for the 1st time, in Berlin, Rome, and London. This booklet, which accompanies the exhibition, illustrates each one of Botticelli's canto sheets in wonderful colour, confronted through a remark on Botticelli's pictorial reaction to Dante's poem by means of Hein-Thomas Schulze Altcappenberg of the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the place eighty four of the sheets are completely housed. 8 essays on Botticelli, the Medici, and the Divine Comedy whole this unheard of quantity.
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HEIN-THOMAS SCHULZE ALTCAPPENBERG is leader curator on the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.
PETER KELLER and JULIA SCHEWSKI are curators on the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. HORST BREDEKAMP teaches on the Institut fr Kunstgeschichte, Humboldt-Universitt, Berlin. DAMIAN DOMBROWSKI teaches on the Institut fr Kunstgeschichte der Universitt, Wrzburg. ANDREAS KABLITZ is a professor on the Universitt, Kln. GIOVANNI MORELLO is a curator on the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome. ROBERT FUCHS and DORIS OLTROGGE educate on the Fachhochschule, Kln.
270 illustrations in complete colour, 113/4 x 95/8"