The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Mine Eyes Dazzle!

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm IST
Dante’s Paradiso relies on ecstatic accounts of divine light, which frequently overwhelms the poet’s sense of sight. How was a Renaissance or Baroque painter of naturalistic scenes to convey the ineffable nature of divine light when limited to material pigments? We will look at how a few artists have created effects that seem to transcend these limitations to evoke visions of heavenly glare.


Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor in the History of Art, University of Oxford. He has written and broadcast extensively on Leonardo da Vinci.  His most recent work is on Dante: Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light.

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Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light

  • Martin Kemp


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