Paolo and Francesca in conversation with Dante and Virgil, episode from Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), 1846, by Giuseppe Frascheri (1809-1886), oil on canvas, Italy, 19th century
Artist: Chris Veeneman; Oil 2013 Painting "Lava Fields "
Ugolino and His Sons (detail) ~ Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, c.1861. Inspired by Dante's 'Divine Comedy', Canto 33 of the 'Inferno' #art #sculpture
The Kiss - Auguste Rodin. One of his most famous sculptures portrays the 13th-century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them.
I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)