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Dantes Divine Comedy Free download Ð 105 ç Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy completed in 1321 is widely considered the greatest work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature On the surface the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell Purgatory and Heaven; but at a deeper level it represents the soul's journeyDante Alighieri's Divine Comedy completed in 1321 is widely considered the greatest work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature On the surface the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell Purgatory and Heaven; but at a deeper level it represents the soul's journey towards God In the last few years of his life Romantic poet and artist William Blake 1757 1827 produced 102 illustrations. Beautiful large format prints on uality paper

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For Dante's masterwork from pencil sketches to finished watercolors Like Dante's sweeping poem Blake's drawings range from scenes of suffering to light from horrifying human disfigurement to the perfection of physical form While faithful to the text Blake also brought his own perspective to bear on some of Dante's central themes introducing his own elements of understanding to such vast ideas as sin guilt punishment re. From Publisher's Note page vWilliam Blake's final artistic project is a stunning collection of illustrations for Dante Alighieri's masterpiece the epic poem DIVINIA COMMEDIA Born nearly 500 years after Dante the English poet and artist nevertheless succeeds in bridging the centuries to provide a uniue perspective on the medieval classic It is a fascinating marriage as Dante although harshly critical of the Church and its adherents was nevertheless a believer whereas Blake was renowned for his iconoclastic stance against organized religion

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Dantes Divine ComedyVenge and salvation Today Blake s illustrations left in various stages of completion at the time of his death are dispersed among seven different institutions This new edition brings the images together once again alongside excerpts from Dante's masterpiece in a stunning pairing of two of the finest artistic talents in history Also included are an introduction to the Divine Comedy and an analysis of Blake s illustratio. A very illustrative guide to the Divine Comedy The paintings are very artistic and significant to understand the Divine ComedyHowever the mental images I had conjured in my mind while reading the Divine Comedy was totally different from the images presented in the book The paintings I believe can be used as a reference point to get an idea of the symbolic imagery Dante was trying to convey However for those like me who want to understand the comic masterpiece the book will be insufficient You have to be aware of and read the actual book to fully understand what the images are portraying