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25/03/2021 | ARTS

DANTE. THE GREAT POET LIVES TODAY

Posted by: Felice Limosani

An avant-garde multimedia artist, a famous illustrator of the nineteenth-century, the greatest poet of all. Felice Limosani has animated the incredible engravings by Gustave Doré for Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy with digital technology for an immersive exhibition that will take place in Florence on September 14th in Complesso Monumentale di Santa Croce. Save the date: this video is the impressive "taste" of “Dante the Eternal Poet” that we offer you in preview on the Dante Alighieri National Day.

"The digital revolution currently underway, on one hand, opens up new stylistic horizons drawing on new languages and, on the other, is changing the way culture is represented, used and promoted. The combination of technology and art offers an innovative humanistic and digital synthesis that is greater than its two parts. All these works are no longer frozen in time or confined to the concept of their own creator. They are evolving objects that are also expanding. They can exist simultaneously in various realms, either as originals or as reworkings designed to express new ideas and open up new fields of knowledge.
“Digital Humanities” will move beyond the obsolete concept of a unique work, either the original or a copy, to transform existing archives into living organisms that are both alive and successful thanks to new means of producing, promoting and spreading culture. The idea is not to cancel out the existing means of passing on and spreading knowledge, but to implement them with more up-to-date forms and languages through art and technology, so they can be shared across a broader social spectrum through the democratisation of culture. 
From this perspective, the cultural-historical heritage can be updated and shared in the form of multidisciplinary experiments woven together in museum/educational/social contexts to bring together culture, education, and solidarity. Breaking free from old models and adopting a curatorial approach makes it possible to enter the realms of entertainment and spectacle to spread culture and knowledge of the highest order to a greater number of people.” F.L.


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