Epic and Divine: Dante’s World

Archives and Special Collections

Epic and Divine: Dante’s World is a celebration of the life and works of Dante Alighieri. Drawn from the University of Melbourne’s Archives and Special Collections, it showcases rare books, artworks and other materials that explore Dante’s seminal poem The Divine Comedy, its context, themes and ongoing influence. The exhibition features incredible works from our collections by artists and authors such as Sandro Botticelli, William Blake, Gustave Doré, and Salvador Dali – and  Australian artists such as Sydney Nolan, Bruno Leti and Angela Cavalieri.

Epic and Divine: Dante’s World is showing at Noel Shaw Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library from 3 March – 26 June 2022.