“Dante sotto la città”, Alexandre Mitchell, 2022
(Canson 180g, 29,7x42cm, Indian ink)

During my last trip to Florence I kept sketching statues of Dante Alighieri, the greatest poet of the Italian language, and when I saw his famous death mask I thought I’d want to incorporate it one day in one of my drawings of the city. I now realise that the Duomo resembles a crown.