Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dante's Divine Comedy in Art

Gustave Doré's White Rose (above)--Illustration to Dante's Divine Comedy, Paradiso. Dante and Beatrice observe the Heavenly Host of Angels (Canto 31: The Saintly Throng in the Form of a Rose)
Gustave Doré's illustration of the Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto 34: The hideous Dis, or Lucifer, once God's most beautiful angel, frozen in the lake at the pit of Hell.
Here are some slide shows set to music that depict Dante's Divine Comedy (Don't miss the links at the bottom).
Here is a link to the Princeton Dante Project.
Here is a link to the Bartleby Divine Comedy.
Sparknotes Inferno
Robert Hollander on Dante's Virgil

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