The Painting La Commedia illumina Firenze

La commedia illumina Firenze by Domenico di Michelino

Domenico di Michelino was an Italian painter who was born and died in Florence (1417–1491). His most famous work, La commedia illumina Firenze (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), can be found in Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, describes this famous painting during the conference “Divine Dante: Symbols of Hell,” hosted by the Società Dante Alighieri Vienna.

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The Exhibit Jackson Pollock. The Figure of Fury

Events in Florence (April 11, 2014 – April 17, 2014)

Here at Florence Inferno, we post the weekly events going on in Florence. Also, our events guide contains information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things happening in the city.

This week food and music lovers won’t want to miss Tamerò in Salotto at Restaurant Tamerò in Piazza S. Spirito, a new formula that combines taste in music and conviviality.
For art lovers we suggest that you attend the opening of the new exhibition Jackson Pollock.The Figure of Fury at Palazzo Vecchio, until July 27, 2014.

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Tavola Doria

The Tavola Doria

The Battle of Anghiari is one of the world’s most controversial and mysterious masterpieces. Leonardo da Vinci began painting it on a wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in 1503, leaving it unfinished. We only have copies of the fresco. One of these is La Tavola Doria, an anonymous sketch dating to the sixteenth century and representing the…

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Events in Florence (April 4, 2014 – April 10, 2014)

Here we highlight for your convenience the weekly events happening in Florence. Check out our events guide for what’s going on in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more.

This week you won’t want to miss the Middle East Now Festival, from April 9 until April 14, a week of screenings, exhibitions, and events throughout the city of Florence dedicated to Middle East culture, and the market Mercatale di Firenze in Piazza della Repubblica.

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Gustave Dorè - Inferno 21

Paul Gustave Doré

Paul Gustave Doré was a prolific French engraver, artist, illustrator, sculptor, and primarily, wood and steel carver.

Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, being a renown Dante scholar, exhibited a Gustave Doré lithograph depicting a dark entrance to a tunnel carved into the face of an austere cliff during a conference hosted by one of the world’s oldest Dante societies—the Società Dante Alighieri Vienna. Moreover, during one of his adventures, Langdon refers to Doré’s work Dandolo Preaching the Crusade.

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