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The Romance of Dante and Beatrice
The Romance of Dante and Beatrice
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"




Restricted by the dictates of courtly love, Beatrice ignored Dante, yet she came to embody the divine incarnation of love that inspired him throughout his life.

In The Divine Comedy, a literary masterpiece, Beatrice is Dante's guide on his pilgrimage through Paradise, leading him finally into the presence of the divine.

This image of mine represents Beatrice flying in a dream. Dante's love is so great for Beatrice he enters her dream and rests his head on her shoulder. At this moment, he takes flight with Beatrice
while she rises to the rose in Paradise.