Canto XVII/3: Usura: Skies of Giotto

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Canto XVII/3: Usura: Skies of Giotto 

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

 

Based on a watercolour derived from ink sketches made by the artist in the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, which Giotto (a friend of Dante) was commissioned to decorate with his magnificent frescoes, this image refutes Ezra Pound's assertion that no great art was begotten by usury – since the Scrovegni fortune was so made.

 

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