Dante Alighieri

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Visions of life and death: new books reveal the powerful illustrations of two women artists

Meditations on the afterlife are delivered in glorious pictorial representation by Rachel Owen and Agnes Miller Parker

Hell is here and now, says curator of show inspired by Dante's Inferno

Exhibition at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale looks at Hell in art throughout the ages, from medieval torture to 20th-century concentration camps

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Dante’s dazzle: was the ineffable light described in the Divine Comedy the inspiration for Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings of Heaven?

Art historian Martin Kemp turns his focus onto the Italian author's interest in the failure of sight when confronted with Empyrean splendours

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Extract | How Sandro Botticelli brought Dante’s Divine Comedy to life

New book by Martin Kemp considers the impact of poet’s vision of divine light on artists such as Michelangelo and Titian

'Complete ignorance': Uffizi director Eike Schmidt hits back at German journalist for criticising Dante

Arno Widmann wrote that the 13th-century Italian author, best known for the Divine Comedy, was antiquated and difficult to understand

Remembering Dante—Uffizi unveils online exhibition of 'Divine Comedy' drawings by Federico Zuccari

Florence gallery also planning vast exhibition dedicated to the poet in Forlì featuring works by Michelangelo