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Divine Comedy | Canto XV


This oil on canvas painting is from the Feminine The Divine Comedy created by Roberto Piaia.

Artist: Roberto Piaia

Title: Canto XV

Technique: oil on canvas

Material: cotton canvas

Signed: Yes, hand signed on the front and the back.

Year: 2010

Dimensions Height: 100 cm.

Dimensions Width: 30 cm.

Frame: Yes   

Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

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Executive Poetics of the painting:

The Sodomites are the souls of Canto XV, eternally condemned to walk in the rain of fire. In order to avoid the flames, the two pilgrims advance along one of the banks of the small river. They come across a damned who grabs Dante by the hem of his garment.

The Poet recognizes him immediately, it’s Brunetto Latini, his teacher, who tells him a prophecy. “If you remain true to the principles that have inspired your actions until today, your work will bring you glory.”

Virgil is portrayed by the artist with a worried expression for what is happening Dante’s face instead is surprised. Although aware that his teacher in life, while always pursuing the truth and good, has stayed away from it secretly fuel the habit. The Demons are in the background, unable to hit the two visitors, fighting furiously against each other.

Cataloged Publications:

The Feminine Essence (Essenza al Femminile) | curated by Carmen De Guarda and Angelo Mistrangelo | Editor Giorgio Mondadori.

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