Lo viso mi fa andare allegramente

Jacopo da Lentino [Giacomo da Lentini]

General Description

Date: 1235?
Rhyme: ababababcdcdcd
Meter: hendecasyllables
Genre: sonnet


Scholarly Commentary


DGR may have chosen to translate this sonnet because of its implicit connection to the theme of the lady as erotic icon or image—a theme treated throughout his verbal and pictorial works alike. Indeed, it is the basis of his development of the “double work of art”.

See DGR's translation for further commentary.

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