Title: Pape' Satan Year: 2016
Artist: Victor Minca
Original: 16" x 20" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Prints: A Limited Signed Edition of 100 Art prints in UltraChrome HDR on a Archival Matte Media with White Border, personally inspected, numbered, approved and signed by the Artist, a Certificate of Authenticity included. Dimensions: 16" x 20", (40.64 x 50.8 cent.)
Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante; (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called "the three fountains" and "the three crowns". Dante is also called "the Father of the Italian language"
Pape Satan, pape Satan, aleppe! is the opening line of Canto VII of Dante Alighieri's Inferno. The line, consisting of three words, is famous for the uncertainty of its meaning, and there have been many attempts to interpret it. Modern commentators on the Inferno view it as some kind of demonic invocation to Satan.
The line is a shout by Pluto. Pluto (also identified with Plutus and Hades) was originally the Roman god of wealth and the underground, but in the Inferno Dante has made Pluto into a repulsive demon who guards the fourth circle, where souls are punished who have abused their wealth through greed or improvidence.