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Dante Alighieri Collection
In commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Florence’s greatest literary genius, we chose to celebrate the masterful poet with the limited edition collection “Dante Alighieri”.
“Here force failed my high fantasy;
but my desire and will were moved already—
like a wheel revolving uniformly—by
the Love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
THE SUPREME POET
Dante Alighieri, poet, politician, scholar of philosophy and theology, was born in Florence in 1265 and came of age when the city was experiencing a period of wealth and change. Dante’s life was dedicated to the pursuit of art and culture. His true inspiration was always love and the power of his feelings directed to his muse, Beatrice. His sublime verses, written in the vernacular, Italy’s ‘first true language’, led to the universal literary masterpiece that is the Divine Comedy.
For Dante, the Divine Comedy represents a path of redemption motivated not only by the events of his private life, but also by the political situation of the time and the corruption of the Catholic Church. The impetus for his journey is love, which, according to the Dolce Stil Novo literary movement equates to the journey towards elevation and self-improvement. The new Dante Alighieri collection is inspired by the different types of love that the poet encounters as he travels through hell, purgatory and paradise.
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