I'm still reading Mary Evershed's own book about Dante and the early astronomers. She begins with a useful set of chapters explaining various theories and discussing Ptolemy. Part II is then her discussion of Dante. I'm not there yet. However, I did finish the biography that George sent me by Tracy Daugherty. Besides being interested [...]
The astronomers and Dante
George sent me a book called Dante and the Early Astronomer. It was published in 2019 and written by Tracy Daugherty, an English professor at Oregon State University. The book is about a woman named Mary Ackworth Orr Evershed. She, herself, wrote a book called Dante and the Early Astronomers. That 's' is important to [...]
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 Public domain. Next [...]
Dante: Art from Paradiso.
Nora Hamerman, the friend who took me to the National Gallery last week, did a lecture series on Dante in Paradise last year. I completely missed it. (To be honest, I was just getting started on Dante and was intimidated.) It has PICTURES. And quotes. Gorgeous pictures. Gorgeous quotes. You can look at her slide [...]
Dante at the National Gallery, plus a gorgeous church picture, April 2023
I went to the National Gallery of Art with a friend yesterday. There is an exhibition of the National Gallery's own holdings with portrayals of Inferno.** It included the Auguste Rodin sculpture known currently as The Thinker. This sculpture of a seated man was originally supposed to decorate an entire piece known as the Gates [...]