“[T]he title of the painting above, Amor che move il sole l’altre stelle, comes from the Italian poet and father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri. The painting is instead by British surrealist, Leonora Carrington.
“According to one interpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, love is the driving force behind everything. The universe and our planet. God was, without a doubt, Dante’s — and maybe Carrington’s — meaning of ultimate love. Thus, love is as powerful as a god, and love (as God) is the most powerful source of energy and everything else (and the other stars…). [. . .] –Jess the Avocado, “Love will Move the Sun and Other Stars,” Medium, May 24
View Amor che move and other paintings by Leonora Carrington here.
Read more about Carrington’s biography and how she “feminized surrealism” in The New Yorker.