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“E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette – l’Inferno di Dante nei fumetti" on display in Umeå
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“E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette – l’Inferno di Dante nei fumetti” on display in Umeå

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
The Swedish city is home to a collection of the best comics inspired by Dante's Inferno.
E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette – locandina

The Italian Cultural Institutes of Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen present the exhibition “E quindi uscimmo a riveder le nuvolette” (‘Thence we came forth to rebehold the speech bubbles’) at Umeå stadsbibliotek from March 30 to May 1.

The Divine Comedy and its author Dante Alighieri have been part of the Italian imagination for more than 700 years. The story of Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise has been a source of inspiration for paintings, literary works, films and video games – but also for comic books and graphic novels.

The exhibition, designed by MaMa Comics and curated by Alberto Brambilla, presents an overview of the works, from the most serious to the most ironic, of a large number of cartoonists who, over time, have recounted Dante’s journey to the afterlife with various images and stories.

Dante and Virgil, the devils and the damned, Beatrice and Paradise appear in the comics on display. And they are always different.

During the exhibition the visitor can thus discover the many faces and the thousand facets that Dante, Virgil and the other characters of Hell can take on in the comic strip.

Perhaps you will discover that, on closer inspection, devils aren’t scary, but can appear so exaggeratedly horrible that they are actually funny

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