Chapter L’Italia, l’arte e la poesia nel Fra Beato Andželiko di Nikolaj Gumilëv
The lyric poem Fra Andželiko (1912) was inspired by the vivid impressions Nikolaj Gumilëv gained during his Italian tour in the very same year. The work should be seen in its context that acts as a background for the gumilevian perception of the artistic civilization of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Benvenuto Cellini, Michelangelo are here awakened, described and matched to the eponymous character. This article aims to reconstruct the image of Italy, of Poetry and to depict the poet through the verses of the poem.