|Nel mezzo di cammin di nostro vita...|
|I am Beatrice who send thee|
The importance of spreading a love for Dante through art is high. You can follow Armusik's progress (he posts pictures of the paintings throughout the process of bringing these scenes to life) at his blog.
Note the radiance of light from Beatrice into the dark of Limbo (where she engages Virgil's services). Virgil, the great poet of Rome, has his head bowed low before Beatrice, the Florentine girl who died, barely noticed, at 25, daring not to meet her gaze. The profundity of the image lies here - the great pagan, now damned, is abashed by the saint, regardless of her historical insignificance.
Those posts are very abbreviated. I cover these in much greater detail in the course, which I may make available online at some point. For now, enjoy these beautiful images and READ the COMEDY!
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(pictures posted with permission of Eric Armusik).