Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) painted by Giotto (1266/7-1337) in the chapel of the Bargello palace in Florence. This oldest portrait of Dante was painted during his lifetime before his exile from his native city.
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Dante Alighieri ~ the first to ever write in Italian. The first to ever distinguish and mark a separate language from Latin.
When trying to invasion dante's inferno this picture really captured it. When I think of hell and the "layers" of it. I take that literally. I imagine hell is stacked bodies or people and its crowded and disgusting. One thing that God has given us is nature and beauty and its open and free and it stretches for miles. But like this picture hell will be on going and infested with people and you will get yourself back again because your soul will no longer belong to you
"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
The path to Paradise begins in Hell
Sir Joseph Noel Paton (Scottish, 1821-1900), "Dante Meditating the Episode of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta" by sofi01, via Flickr