For some reason this post disappeared once already…
Anyway I was reading something about Dante and there were beautiful pictures of manuscripts of the Divine Comedy from the 1300s. I never thought about what they would have looked like. This one probably is a little fancier than most.
Don Simone Camaldolese 1300’s
Next two pictures from another earlier manuscript …
The Portal into Purgatory proper and the Gryphon!
Another illustration from the 1800’s
Joseph Anton Koch, 1821
And finally, Dante writing…
Jean-Jacques Feuchère, Dante Meditating on the “Divine Comedy”, 1843,
According to Aunt Margie’s husband, you are only supposed to look at three beautiful paintings a day so I’m over the limit.
One thought on “Pictures today!”
Awesomely beautiful. And someone painted the Dance of the Angels. Might be Fra Angelico? But these, I have never seen.