|Dimensions||23 × 27 cm|
Paperback with flaps
in colour and b/w
La spirale dell’anima…Books, Catalogues
sul filo di Dante Alighieri
Exhibition catalogue: Donato di Zio, Florence, Museo “Casa di Dante”, 26 February-30 September 2016
edited by di Gillo Dorfles
Only four years after his last solo show, Donato Di Zio presents an almost “literary” exhibition to the Florentine public. In the wake of the celebrations honouring the 750th anniversary of Il Poeta’s birth, Di Zio – who continues to make his mark on the art world – intelligently stages Dante’s journey through the Underworld. Accordingly, selections of passages from the Divine Comedy are translated into vibrant and loquacious images. Reproduced in the catalogue, in addition to never-before-seen works, are the artist’s early attempts (ideally related to the more recent production), that reveal how his style has changed over time: from macroscopic to microscopic, yet quite clear and recognizable in time. The catalogue, with its drawings, etchings, and engravings, offers the reader a suggestive visual path made even more evocative by its accompanying critical texts.