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Imago Christi From the Creation to the Uncreated, from Divine Animals to the Vision of Absolute Light

Earthly signs of the Divine: monsters and divine animals from the Byzantine and Palermitan mosaics to Romanesque and Gothic stained glass windows and bas-reliefs, from Dante to the Revelation. The teriological symbolism sub specie divina
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  1. Animals, symbolic of the Divine: lamb, lion, eagle, the ascesis of flight and dream.
    From the Genesis to the Revelation, from Purgatorio to Paradiso
  2. Byzantine mosaics and the meaning of dome and circle: Christ Pantocrator and the triumphs in Canto XXIII of Paradiso
  3. The big Gothic rose-windows, the celestial Jerusalem and the vision of a flood of light in Canto XXX
  4. The lake of light and the snow-white rose. A circle whose centre is everywhere and the edge is nowhere
Conference or cultural presentation, Istituto Superiore di Studi Medievali, Ascoli Piceno, 2000.
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