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Crucifixion – 4 sizes – by Ezio Anichini – from Dante's Paradiso–Canto-XIV

Crucifixion – 4 sizes – by Ezio Anichini – from Dante's Paradiso–Canto-XIV

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"Crucifixion from Dante's Paradiso"
Ezio Anichini

Ezio Anichini (1886-1948) is one of our all-time favorite artists. Working mainly in the Art Nouveau style (or Stile Liberty as the Italians called it) of the early 20th Century, he was the master of dreamy Catholic art. Famous for his Litany of Loreto paintings and his covers for the Italian art magazine Scena Illustrata, he also did other illustration work, including scenes from Dante's Divine Comedy. With this, Anichini could mingle his own Catholicism with the great medieval Catholic poem, updating the latter with a beautiful contemporary style of art.

He did dozens of pictures for Dante's poem. This one is from Paradiso, Canto XIV, which explores the resurrection. Dante's poem was written almost a 1000 years ago, but it is still greatly studied and admired.

There is something timeless and beautiful in Anichini's work, something we always find fresh and enjoyable.

This picture was done in 1925, so it has become part of the public domain as defined by United States copyright law. Our restoration work is copyrighted, hence the whole new image presented here, but the original scan is not.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a blank border all around the image of about .5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14, and 1.75" for 13x17". All Approx! The white space gives the framed picture a finished look without using a mat.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson
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