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Coloured Image of Rossetti and the Victorian
Celebration

Dante, Rossetti and the Victorian Viewpoint

£5

Monday 20 December 6:30pm

Dante, Rossetti and the Victorian Viewpoint by Gail-Nina Anderson

A Lit & Phil Live Event

£5

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The Divina Commedia may stand as an epic survey of the theological and political  considerations that shaped 14th century Italy, but to the Victorian visual imagination Dante’s work, especially La Vita Nuova, offered a chance for Mediaevalising romance that chimed perfectly with the mood of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. This talk will explore which motifs from Dante’s writing became popular in nineteenth century art, and will show how Dante Gabriel Rossetti in particular helped put the image of Lady Beatrice centre stage by casting his namesake as a hero of ideal, unfulfilled love.

We do have a separate ticket allocation at the library desk. If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, or if an event is sold out online, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 or email us at: library@litandphil.org.uk and we will be happy to help. 

Our thanks to Helena Biosciences for their overall sponsorship of the celebration and to The British Italian Society for their grant support.

The Dante exhibition opens on the 2nd December and will be displayed within the main library until 23rd December.

Please book your place via the shopping basket above.
(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)

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