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Botticelli: Visions of Violence and Beauty

Kirsty Wark looks at Sandro Botticelli's visual realisation of Dante's 'Divine Comedy'. The illustrations, which have been called 'the world's first great comic strip', chart the human experience, providing an astonishing picture of the worlds of heaven and hell, purgatory, space travel, life on earth, love and lust, greed and humility, violence and peace, and beauty and ugliness.

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1 hour

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Thu 6 Sep 2001 17:00


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Wark
ParticipantFiona Bradley
ParticipantDinos Chapman
ParticipantRonald Creighton-Jobe
ParticipantKitsou Dubois
ParticipantRobin Kirkpatrick
ParticipantSally Korman
ParticipantJane Martineau
ParticipantMark Musa
ParticipantGerald O'Collins
ParticipantAnna Maria Petrioli-Tofani
ParticipantTom Phillips
ParticipantNorman Rosenthal
ParticipantLuisa Vertova-Nicolson
ParticipantBarbara Watts
Series EditorBasil Comely
ProducerBen McPherson
DirectorBen McPherson