Dante Alighieri in XIX century became a symbolic reference to the aspirations and civil identity of Risorgimento. This exhibition focuses on the modernity of the “Sommo Poeta”. For all duration of the exhibition, in the Sala Poliziano, at National Central Library at Florence, you can watch the Hell Marathon: in seven hour of video, trasmitted continuosly, the spectator will be shown in a re-reading of “Divina Commedia”.
An exhibition that accompanies the spectator on a temporal long trip that comes from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. In this exhibition there are paintings, sculptures, objects and memorabilia that representing or have been to do with the “Sommo Poeta”. In period of XIX century, the poet, takes the role of an ideal guide of the most important writers, historians and intellectuals Italian: Leopardi, Foscolo, Monti e Mazzini. The figurative arts, the literature and even the opera are concentrated, in XIX century, on the private life and the uman story of Dante, is dominant the theme of exile that was so dear to many Italian patriots forced to escape abroad. A European charm that for the poet fiorentino: also England devotes considerable space to the themes of Dante, and Dante Gabriele Rossetti, son of a patriot, built during is life a kind of Dante’s news in pictures.