Metaphorical painting: Michelangelo, Dante, and the Last Judgment

Barnes, Bernadine
March 1995
Art Bulletin;Mar1995, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Describes references to Dante Alighieri's poem `The Divine Comedy' in the painting `The Last Judgment,' by Michelangelo. Figures of Charon and Minos as reference to `Inferno'; Depiction of hell; Notion of metaphor; Interpretation of `Last Judgment' as painting done in a poetic way; Dante's reference to the myth of Apollo and Marsyas; Demons in the `Last Judgment.'


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