Durante degli Alighieri (Italian: [duˈrante ˈdeʎʎi aliˈɡjɛːri]), simply called Dante (Italian: [ˈdante], UK /ˈdænti/, US /ˈdɑːnteɪ/; c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called "the three fountains" and "the three crowns". Dante is also called "the Father of the Italian language". Life Portrait of Dante, from a fresco in the Palazzo dei Giudici, Florence Dante claimed that his family descended from the ancient Romans (Inferno, XV, 76), but the earliest relative he could mention by name was Cacciaguida degli Elisei (Paradiso, XV, 135), born no earlier than about 1100. Dante in Verona, by Antonio Cotti Legacy
ALIGHIERI DANTE - La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri: De Sanctis, Petrocchi, Sapegno, Botticelli, Dorè, Stradano .....La Divina Commedia on line è completa, commentata e soprattutto innovativa. La consultazione di qualsiasi canto prevede la possibilità di cliccare sulla parola prescelta e consultare la nota collegata. E' stato studiato un metodo grazie al quale non è più necessario spostare l'occhio su e giù. Dante Alighieri scrisse La Divina Commedia perchè tutti la potessero leggere... grazie a Luigi Minnaja questo oggi è possibile con un semplice click del mouse! La Divina Commedia consta di più di quattordicimila (esattamente 14.223) endecasillabi, distribuiti in cento canti di oscillante ampiezza (da un minimo di 115 a un massimo di 160 versi), raggruppati in tre cantiche quantitativamente prossime: -l'Inferno composto di 34 canti (il primo è introduttivo all'intero poema), in totale 4720 versi; - il Purgatorio di 33 canti per una somma di 4755 versi; -il Paradiso di 33 canti con 4758 versi in tutto. L'opera. Le regioni d'Italia in lingua russa MediaSoft s.r.l.
CaravaggioMichelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio (Italian pronunciation: [karaˈvaddʒo]; 29 September 1571? – 18 July? 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his lifestyle three years previously, tells how "after a fortnight's work he will swagger about for a month or two with a sword at his side and a servant following him, from one ball-court to the next, ever ready to engage in a fight or an argument, so that it is most awkward to get along with him Famous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten almost immediately after his death, and it was only in the 20th century that his importance to the development of Western art was rediscovered. Biography Early life (1571–1592) Rome (1592/95–1600) Caravaggio left Cesari, determined to make his own way.
Charles BaudelaireCharles Pierre Baudelaire (French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ]; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience. Baudelaire the poet Baudelaire is one of the major innovators in French literature. Early life Baudelaire was educated in Lyon, where he boarded. Portrait by Emile Deroy (1820–1846) Published career The Flowers of Evil Final years
Battle of CampaldinoThe Battle of Campaldino was a battle between the Guelphs and Ghibellines on 11 June 1289. Mixed bands of pro-papal Guelf forces of Florence and allies, Pistoia, Lucca, Siena and Prato, all loosely commanded by the paid condottiero Amerigo di Narbona with his own professional following, met a Ghibelline force from Arezzo including the perhaps reluctant bishop, Guglielmino degli Ubertini, in the plain of Campaldino, which leads from Pratovecchio to Poppi, part of the Tuscan countryside along the upper Arno called the Casentino. One of the combatants on the Guelph side was Dante Alighieri, twenty-four years old at the time. Background to the battle The armies The Florentines and their allies had 10,000 undisciplined armed rabble on foot, including light-armed infantry, and crossbowmen, and unmounted lancers, but 1,600 knights and 600 mounted burghrers of Florence, The battle Deployment The course of the battle Result of the battle References
The Golden BoughThe Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (retitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion in its second edition) is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It was first published in two volumes in 1890; in three volumes in 1900; the third edition, published 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. The work was aimed at a wide literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). Frazer offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought was substantial. Subject matter The king was the incarnation of a dying and reviving god, a solar deity who underwent a mystic marriage to a goddess of the Earth.
Dante Alighieri on the Webbell' alimentoRussell and EliotFlorence city break guideWhy go? The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities. Giotto’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David, canvases by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and a host of other greats in the Uffizi Gallery… there’s so much exquisite art and architecture, it’s difficult to know where to start. There’s so much exquisite art and architecture, it’s difficult to know where to start. But Florence is also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural movida that goes beyond old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. When to go? Florence is lovely from late spring through to early autumn, when balmy temperatures, al fresco eating and drinking and a busy open-air arts and concert season make this one of Italy’s most vibrant summer destinations. Florence is handsome and historic. Know before you go Essential contacts The basics Currency: Euro. All of the major art historical sights are within easy walking distance in Florence.