COMMUNITY ARTISTICA CULTURALE “IL NOSTRO IMMENSO PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO CULTURALE”GOOGLE+profilo personalizzato INVITO in Allegati : *CARLO ARIENTI* Pittore RITRATTISTA STORICO 21 LUGLIO 1801 ARCORE MONZA in BRIANZA,LOMBARDIA +21 MARZO 1873 BOLOGNA,EMILIA-ROMAGNA GRAZIE pittrice Susanna Galbarini “PITTURARTISTICA Sito e Blog omonimi Foto-DIPINTO: “PROFUGHI DI TORTONA” 1843-1854 Foto-DISEGNO : “LA FIGLIA DI JEFTHE” matita e china a tempera rosa su carta preparata cm 417 x 589
Unless you entirely missed out on the Western canon, you have surely read about Paolo and Francesca, the star-crossed lovers who Dante and Virgil encounter in the fifth canto of the Inferno. It’s one of the most widely represented tales throughout Western literature, figurative arts, and music. Just do an image search for “Paolo e Francesca” and you’ll find hundreds of images conceived by some of the greatest artists in the history of humankind.
It’s not hard to understand why women and men have found their story so compelling for hundreds of years. The tragic arc of their lives (real and imagined) was shaped by their own lustful undoing. And we humans simply can’t get enough of that sort of thing.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Paolo and…
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