Starting from the analysis of both the Allegory of Lorenzo Lotto (Washington, National Gallery of Art) and its connections with Petrarch’s Canzoniere, this essay aims to study some Petrarchan interpretations of the mythological episode of Danaë. Following the double thematic thread of the excited gaze and the sublimation of desire, this analysis matches literary and visual sources, focusing on the illustrative set of the “Incunabolo Queriniano” produced by Antonio Grifo as well as on the moralised elaboration of the figure of Danaë in some Latin texts by Petrarch, and finally on some poetic ekphraseis by the Venetian Renaissance author Lodovico Dolce.
|Titolo:||Le Danae di Petrarca (e non solo)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-FIL-LET/10 - Letteratura Italiana|
|Parole Chiave:||Petrarca, Francesco; Danaë; Book illustration|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|