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centuriespast: “ Dante and Beatrice Narcisse Lecomte (French, Date: century The Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

Elizabeth SONREL (1874-1953)  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dLSVgS5AxBI/SOcU8lZff3I/AAAAAAAANuE/kEepiQ1x60g/s1600/Sonrel3.jpg

Scene from Dante Alighieri's "La Vita Nuova" by Elisabeth Sonrel (French, 1874 -

Divine Comedy's Beatific Vision by Gustave Dore

A scene from Paradiso, part of the Divine Comedy: Dante and Beatrice in the Empyrean, the highest heaven. Woodcut illustration by Gustave Doré.

Gustav Dore, Resurrection.

1845 Ultimate Leather Dante's Vision/The Divine Comedy 6Vol Library Collection

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centuriespast: “ Dante and Beatrice Narcisse Lecomte (French, Date: century The Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

The Beatific Vision is described by Dante about as well as it could be described by anybody — that is, chiefly by saying that it cannot be described at all... Instead of saying that Beatrice looked beautiful, Dante says that he felt like Glaucus when he ate the grass that made him seafellow of the gods. I do not know why that dim heathen dream delights me, but it does; much more, probably, than the best direct description of Beatrice’s beauty.

The Beatific Vision is described by Dante about as well as it could be described…

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