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The Divine Comedy from Dante in Avignon – 2021

The Divine Comedy in Avignon

The poet Dante Alighieri, who died 700 years ago, is known in particular for having written a work considered to be a masterpiece, named The Divine Comedy.

To celebrate the anniversary of his death, the Consulate General of Marseille, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is organising an exhibition in the Grand Audience Room of the Palais des Papes, inspired by the Divine Comedy.

The exhibition “Darkness and Light” runs from 6 October to 31 December 2021.

The Divine Comedy is the most translated work in the world after the Bible.

Giorgio Dante, an Italian figurative painter born in 1982, is in the purest tradition of great Italian realist painting. With this project, he explores the long, difficult and arduous human journey from Hell to Paradise, the journey of humanity and ultimately the journey of every man.

This exhibition is part of the 5th edition of the event “La bella Italia in Avignon”, a unique event in France in its form and in its great cultural variety: during one week and with ever greater success, La Bella Italia honours the singularity of the links that have always united Avignon, the Altera Roma and Italy.