Canto II/2: Ave Maria

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Canto II/2: Ave Maria 

Silkscreen page proof approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

The lily (here enclosed in the walls of virginity), as well as being the emblem of Dante and Beatrice's native city, is associated with the Virgin Mary. That conjunction is exploited to suggest the centrality to Dante's life of Beatrice in her role as the Lady of his love and his art.

 

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