Vita Nuova

Dante Alighieri

Henry Holiday's 1883 Dante meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trìnita is inspired by La Vita Nuova (Beatrice is in white). La Vita Nuova (; Italian for "The New Life") or Vita Nova (Latin title) is a text by Dante Alighieri published in 1294. It is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse.