Twenty years after the first exhibition in 2000, on the occasion of the celebrations in 2021 for the 700thanniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, returns to the Museum of Castelvecchio from March 6th to October 3rd, 2021, the exhibition entitled "The Inferno - by Michael Mazur", curated by Francesca Rossi, Daniela Brunelli and Donatella Boni.
The American engraver Michael Mazur, one of the most renowned artists of the recent 20th century, exhibits in the rooms of Castelvecchio his personal interpretation of Dante's Inferno through 42 prints, which the artist himself decided, after the first exhibition, to donate to the Museum's Prints and Drawings Cabinet.
Dante's journey into hell is narrated with an unsettling strength and visual charge: a "chilling and indelible" interpretation, decidedly original and intimately felt, which contrasts a contemporary vision with medieval imagery. Mazur in fact describes in first person the journey through the infernal circles and notes: "the artist, like our Virgil, sees what Dante has seen".
His works, in the exhibition, are accompanied by excerpts from the celebrated English translation of Dante's text by the "poet laureate" Robert Pinsky.