Executive Poetics of the Painting Divine Comedy- Canto XXII
In the painting Divine Comedy- Canto XXII Roberto Piaia ironically depicts the chaos of swindlers, emphasizing theirs earthly sins with drapes and tinsels. Silver, pewter and fine fabrics, represent the metaphor their art of living dishonestly for today. Grabbing everything they could as much as possible with vile means.
The artist shows irony also towards the demons, who manage to maintain a certain sense of majestic appearance in a light of prestige. (the demon over the candlestick) Even when their defeat is obvious, although their major weakness is behind their cruel appearances.
During the turmoil in which the damned manages to deceive the demon, the real winner of this clash, which dirtiest both, is the silent instrument of divine justice.
Dante and Virgil continue their journey protected from heaven, with the face of Beatrice who appears in the background surrounded by stardust… Giving them hope, compassion and love.
The Feminine Essence (Essenza al Femminile) | curated by Carmen De Guarda and Angelo Mistrangelo | Editor Giorgio Mondadori.