Paradiso: The Illuminations to Dante's Divine Comedy by Giovanni Di Paolo

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Random House, 1993 - Art - 224 pages
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In The Inferno Dante journeyed to the depths of evil and the true nature of sin. In The Purgatorio he explored the renunciation of sin. Now, in The Paradiso, the final canticle in The Divine Comedy, Dante shares the ultimate goal of human striving -the merging of individual destiny with universal order. One of the towering creations of world literature, this epic discovery of sublime truth is a work of almost mystical intensity -an immortal hymn to God, Nature, Eternity, and, above all, "the Love that moves the Sun and other stars."

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Paradiso: the illuminations to Dante's Divine comedy by Giovanni di Paolo

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Dante's Divine Comedy has inspired artists from Giotto down to the present. Perhaps among the most beautiful illustrations are those of the 15th-century Sienese painter Giovanni di Paolo, who ... Read full review

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Pope-Hennessy was the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum and was the consultative chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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