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William Blake(1757-1827)

William Blake - Antaeus Setting Down Dante and Virgil in the Last Circle of Hell. An illustration for The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto XXXI.

Salvador Dalí's illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy are absolutely beautiful

Salvador Dalí's illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy are absolutely beautiful

Mandalas - Radial Symmetry III  Gustave Dore, Dante and Beatrice 1865

Mandalas - Radial Symmetry III Gustave Dore, Dante and Beatrice 1865

One of my fav paintings ever and heaben knows why

Two Monks Invent Medieval Cartography

Started Inferno yesterday and intrigued by description of Botticelli’s Map of Hell. The Map of Hell By Botticelli. Still ahead on the Sudokus for the year. Sent off January crossword solution - let's hope they're all correct.

Dante and Beatrice, by Henry Holiday, 1883. Dante looks longingly at Beatrice (in yellow) passing by with friend Lady Vanna (red) along the Arno River

Dante and Beatrice, by Henry Holiday, Dante looks longingly at Beatrice (in yellow) passing by with friend Lady Vanna (red) along the Arno River

The Gates of Hell (French: La Porte de l'Enfer)  by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from "The Inferno", the first section of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. - I thought this was a wonderful find and needed sharing...

The Gates of Hell (French: La Porte de l'Enfer) by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from "The Inferno", the first section of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.I got to see this at the Rodin Museum last summer.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1876, Gustave Dore.  This reminds me so much of my childhood - leafing through the big art books.

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

mirroir: “ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Gustave Dore ‘I looked upon the rotting sea, And drew my eyes away…’ ”

I hope to go there someday!!  Olafur Eliasson’s, “Your rainbow panorama,” is a circular, panoramic walkway, in all the colors of the rainbow, constructed on the roof of the cubic museum building designed by schmidt hammer lassen. The ARoS building [in Aarhus, Denmark] was inspired by Dante’s 'Divine Comedy'..."  Read more here: http://www.arcspace.com/architects/olafur_eliasson/rainbow-panorama/rainbow-panorama.html

Rainbow building

“Your rainbow panorama” of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The new project was opened on the of May 2011 on the top of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Århus, Denmark. Permanent circular vivid walkway of a 150 meters long, 3 meters wide by

Gustave Dore, The Divine Comedy

Paradiso Canto Plate Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven by Gustave Doré, For the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

Gustav Dore Inferno

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

Henri Martin - "Paolo Malatesta et Francesca da Rimini aux enfers" 1883 oil on canvas Musée des beaux-arts de Carcassonne

Henri Martin Toulouse, 1860 - La Bastide du Vert, 1943 Francesca da Rimini and Paolo hell with Dante and Virgil 1883

Salvador Dalí, Gustave Doré, Alberto Martini, Sandro Botticelli, the earlier and less-recognized Priamo della Quercia and Giovanni di Paolo — all of these artists have tried their hand at illustrating Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.

Il Paradiso di Mœbius - Moebius' Illustrations for Dante's The Divine Comedy

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