Painting by Angelo Bronzino “Portrait of Dante”. The size of the painting is 127 x 120 cm, wood, oil. Allegorical portrait of Dante written many years after his death and is a symbolic way of poetry. The stylized portrait of the greatest poet of the whole epoch is written grotesquely and expressively. As well as it is necessary to an allegorical image, it is ambiguous.
A distinctive feature of many of Bronzino’s works is the semantic capacity: the longer you look at the picture, the more reveals the seemingly insignificant details of the historical panorama. Running beyond the horizon, the blue mountains in the distance complement the thematic characteristic of Dante’s poetry. As if from the darkness the face of the poet facing the light is sculpted clearly and in relief, the proud profile is crowned with the laurel crown of glory.