More about Mary Evershed and Dante

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 [...]

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 [...]