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CIVA in Florence
September 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
An afternoon with Dante & art with artist Timothy Schmalz
Friday, 10 September 2021
La Badia Foirentina (il cortile)
Email Lawan@civa.org if you plan to attend.
Gather with us in recognition of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death from malaria on 14 September 1321. Dante was instrumental in establishing the now-common visual and poetic imagery of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven that has provided inspiration for much of Western art.
Join CIVA‘s Executive Director Lawan Glasscock and Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz for an afternoon in the historic La Badia in Florence as they discuss the importance of Dante in regards to the Christian visual imagination of afterlife, morals, and the soul’s journey. Tim will be installing his commissioned series of Cantos inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. You may already be familiar with Tim’s “Homeless Jesus” and “Angels Unawares” located in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. All are welcome.
Check out the video of Tim making the cantos and another that includes Paradise canto 14.