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Dante’s Inferno in Comics - E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette

Date:

11/23/2021


Dante’s Inferno in Comics - E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette - Dante’s Inferno in Comics is the exhibition organized by MaMa Comics to discover how Dante's work has shaped the imagination of Italian comics, in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of the great poet Dante Alighieri.

700 years after the death of Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy has become one of the cornerstones of Italian literature and culture: in seven centuries, the story of Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise keeps being a source of inspiration for paintings, literary works, films and video games - but also for many comics.

Some of the comics chosen for this exhibition are didactic, designed to complement school study in a fun way; others are humorous or satirical, and make fun of the great poet or use his images to smile at contemporary society; still others are adventurous, if not horror, and plunge the protagonists into the horrors of Dante's Inferno. Each author, from the most serious to the most ironic, has recounted Dante’s journey to the afterlife with different images and stories. Dante and Virgil, the devils and the damned, Beatrice and Paradise, all appear in the comics. And they are always different.
From Mickey to Dampyr, the exhibition features the nicest, the scariest, the funniest comics.

The exhibition will be introduced by the expert of Dante's work Professor Sonia Fanucchi (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg).

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Information

Date: Da Tuesday, November 23, 2021 a Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Pretoria

In collaboration with : Mama Comics, Dante JHB

Entrance : Free


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