This year, completed 1321 years since Dante's death 1321, and throughout the year events will be organized in more than 88 cities and villages of Italy in honor of the one who is worshiped as the father of the Italian language.

The museum Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi in Florence honors the poet by presenting in a digital exhibition paintings that rarely see the human eye, inspired by the “Divine Comedy”, which for many years is considered one of the most important literary works of all times.

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The 100 “illustrations” presented on the museum website completed between 1588 and 1738 by the Renaissance painter Federico Zuccari during his stay in Spain.

The Zuccari mannerist is now best known for his frescoes on the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

After his death the 1588, the paintings for the “Divine Comedy” first passed into the possession of the Orsini, a noble family for which the artist had worked, and then into the possession of the Medici.

Became part of the Uffizi collection, the 1993).

THE 700 or the anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, was the occasion to show for the first time a selection of works in Florence, the 1865 - the anniversary coincided with the unification of Italy.

More a century later, the 2021, were once again exhibited in an exhibition in Abruzzo, dedicated to Dante.

Due to the fragile situation The works can be taken out of their special cases - without light and with adjustable temperature - every five years, as explained by the director of Uffizi, Eike Schmidt, while he stressed that many of them "have only been seen by a few scholars".

Now, this is the first time that the collection of these works is presented in its entirety!

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The museum director described the works according to the APE as "valuable material not only for those who do research but also for those who are passionate about Dante's work and are interested in following it," says Alighieri. , “Virtue and knowledge” ».

The virtual show is called "A riveder le stelle (to see the stars again)", a reference to the last - and famous - phrase from Hell Dante.

On his first day 3897), Eike Schmidt announced that the high-resolution - show of Federico Zuccari's works will be available any time, to everyone. ”

Initially, the works were bound in one volume, and each work was opposite the verse he was illustrating. On the internet, they are accompanied by their original captions in Italian, but translations into English are imminent, as the museum's website informs.

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