Vitruvius and Dante's Imago dei

@article{Kay2005VitruviusAD,
  title={Vitruvius and Dante's Imago dei},
  author={Richard Kay},
  journal={Word \& Image},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={252 - 260}
}
  • R. Kay
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Art
  • Word & Image
Abstract At the end of his Comedy, Dante leaves the reader with a problem in iconography. Dante the character has ascended to the highest heaven with Beatrice as his guide, but there she leaves him to take her seat among the blessed and is replaced by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, who completes the pilgrim's tour of heaven, first by identifying its leading citizens and then by praying to the Virgin Mary that 'the Supreme Pleasure may be disclosed to him' (Par. 33.33). The result is the series of… 

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