The act of creation in Paradiso is seen as a work of art. Artistic pieces – like the Cross, Eagle, Rose, music of the spheres, and the universe itself – are meticulously crafted and ordered, each piece rife with meaning. God, according to Dante, is the ultimate artist, and can create beings almost as perfect and eternal as Himself. Any other act of creation (like those of the created powers – the Angelic Intelligences) pales in comparison. All art in Paradiso celebrates the Christian God. The most frequently recurring image is that of multiple individual souls singing in unison to form a single song full of rich harmonies.
For the souls in Paradise, art – especially visual images and music – represent a way of expressing their individual identities while still maintaining their unified love for God.
Art in Paradiso carries much the same function as it does in Purgatorio – to teach Christian lessons, but in Heaven art also serves to celebrate God.