Dante. The eternal Poet

The opening of the exhibition "Dante. The Eternal Poet", will take place on September the 15th in Santa Croce.

It is an innovative exhibition project conceived by the artist Felice Limosani, that will dialogue with the architectural spaces of the Pazzi chapel in Santa Croce up until January the 10th, 2022.

The project is linked to the celebrations of the seven hundredth anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and combines humanistic disciplines and digital technologies, with the intention of narrating the Divine Comedy and the actuality of its universal message, in Santa Croce, a place that is strongly linked to Dante's memory.

Felice Limosani proposes, through the language of Digital Humanities, an actualization of the works of Gustave Dorè – a French engraver considered one of the greatest illustrators of Dante's Comedy – and underlines the strength of his immense cultural heritage by reconciling the figure of Dante with his hometown.

The exhibition layout creates an immersive experience inside the Pazzi chapel, where an evocative architectural video projection covers the inside walls and the dome with light, transporting viewers inside Dorè’s original images in motion for a sensory experience enriched by content related sound suggestions.

To realize this great exhibition, 135 of Dore’s tables were digitized, re-proposed through video projections made with video mapping technique on the dome and on the four sides of the chapel, in harmony with the existing architectural frames. The original images come to life before the spectator’s eyes, enhancing the perception of this extraordinary work and revealing the fantastic narratives contained within.

Useful information for visitors

The exhibition "Dante. The Eternal Poet" can be visited from 14 September 2021 until 10 January 2022 during the opening hours of the monumental complex, by purchasing the entrance ticket to Santa Croce. The visit to the exhibition cannot be separated from that to the monumental complex.

We remind visitors that access to the Santa Croce monumental complex is only possible if you have a Green Pass (COVID-19 green certification). Non-European visitors can access if they have an equivalent certification.