La Divina Commedia
Cecco Bonanotte

English / Italian
33x24cm hardcover 256 pages [265 images]
OPERA DI SANTA CROCE・Cappella de' Pazzi

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A leading Italian sculptor, Cecco Bonanotte, who made the bronze portal for the new entrance to the Vatican Museums in 2000, expressed the “Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri in 103 drawings. An exhibition featuring these works was held at the Pazzi’s Chapel, which are renowned for its architecture by Filippo Brunelleschi, who was one of the foremost architects of the Italian Renaissance, in Opera di Santa Croce, Florence. This exhibition was an exceptional one cosponsored by the greatest museums in Italy including Opera di Santa Croce, that were also the venue, Vatican Museums and Uffizi Gallery. It was held from Oct. 9th, 2004 to Jan. 9th, 2005 and got great attention. 103 works by Bonanotte were highly valued for its overwhelming creativity and expression by superior technique of sketch, so Uffizi Gallery, which is well known for its great collection of paintings of the Italian Renaissance, acquired them. This catalog introduces all 103 sketches using full-page pictures.

Texts by:

Francesco Buranelli
(Director of the Musei Vaticani);
Carla Guiducci Bonanni
(President of the Opera di Santa Croce);
Antonio Paolucci
(Former Minister of Culture、Ex-Superintendent of the State Museums of Florence);
Anna Maria Petrioli Tofani
(Director of the Galleria degli Uffizi)