Halloween Decorations
31 October 2021   |    Devilries

Folia Magazine wishes all of you a Happy Halloween and All Hallows' Day! To celebrate, here is a bizarre illumination showing an angel, kneeling among tombstones in a graveyard, who seems to be reassembling the…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto XXXIII. The end of the Journey
29 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

The journey to discover Dante Urbinate is over! The last scene of our precious manuscript shows Dante kneeling together with Saint Bernard. Through the intercession of the Virgin the poet has the privilege of being…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto XXXII. The Virgin
27 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

We have now reached the Empyrian. The miniature shows the Virgin Mary appearing in all her splendor, crowned by angels and surrounded by cherubs (XXXII, 85-99). Before her, kneeling, Dante who has taken off his…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto XXVIII. The Angelic Choirs
25 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Here is the ninth sphere. Dante and Beatrice look at the nine angelic choirs that rotate around a luminous point representing God (XXVIII, 13-45). Beatrice's pose also seems to convey the words she says to…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto I. The Light
24 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Beatrice turns to Dante pointing toward the light. Next to Dante we find St. Peter and St. John the Baptist, recognizable by their attributes, who - together with other apostles - are intent on looking…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto XXII. The Fixed Stars
22 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Dante and Beatrice are in the Eighth Sphere of the Fixed Stars so there are stars all around them. Dante is in the constellation of Gemini, his own zodiac sign. Above you can see the…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto VI. The Second Sphere
21 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Dante has finally arrived in the earthly Paradise. We are in the Second Sphere, of Mercury the Ambitious. After having rejoined Beatrice, they are seen meeting the same group of souls, where in the center…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto I. Dante and Beatrice
8 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

The cover page of the Paradiso displays an architectural structure that is complex yet light, almost like a triumphal arch. It gets its extraordinary lightness not only from the many cherubs but even more from…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: From the Codex to the facsimile
5 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

The Federico da Montefeltro edition of the Divine Comedy faithfully and completely reproduces every characteristic of the manuscript in a limited press run of only 590 copies.   Its faithfulness to the original is evident in every detail,…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Purgatory, Canto XXIV. Stairway to Heaven
1 October 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

The long journey through the Divine Comedy is about to reach its final stage, as the climb towards Paradise begins. We have arrived at the seventh Terrace, where souls are sent for the sin of…

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