The Portrait Of Beatrice Examines Both Dante S And D G Rossetti S Intellectual Experiences In The Light Of A Common Concern About Visuality Both Render, In Different Times And Contexts, Something That Resists Clear Representation, Be It The Divine Beauty Of The Angel Women Or The Depiction Of The Painter S Own Interiority In A Secularized Age By Analyzing Dante S Vita Nova Alongside Rossetti S Hand And Soul And St Agnes Of Intercession, Which Inaugurates The Victorian Genre Of Imaginary Portrait Tales, This Book Examines How Dante And Rossetti Explore The Tension Between Word And Image By Creating Imaginary Portraits The Imaginary Portrait Dante S Sketched Angel Appearing In The Vita Nova Or The Paintings Evoked In Rossetti S Narratives Is Not Only A Non Existent Artwork It Is An Artwork Whose Existence Lies Elsewhere, In The Words Alluding To Its Inexpressible Quality At The Same Time, Thinking Of Beatrice As An Imaginary Lady Enables Us To Move Beyond The Debate About Her Actual Existence Rather, It Allows Us To Focus On Her Reality As A Miracle Made Into Flesh, Which Language Seeks Incessantly To Grasp Thus, The Intergenerational Dialogue Between Dante And Rossetti And Between Thirteenth And Nineteenth Centuries, Literature And Painting, Italy And England Takes Place Between Different Media, Oscillating Between Representation And Denial, Mimesis And Difference, Concealment And Performance From Medieval Florence To Victorian London, Beatrice S Imaginary Portrait Touches Upon The Intertwinement Of Desire, Poetry, And Art Making In Western Culture.
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- 220 pages
- Portrait of Beatrice
- Fabio Camilletti
- 17 April 2019 Fabio Camilletti