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William Blake. La Divine Comédie de Dante. L'ensemble de dessins

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Celebrated around the world as a literary monument, The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, representing, on a deeper level, the soul’s path towards salvation.

In the last few years of his life, Romantic poet and artist William Blake (1757–1827) produced 102 illustrations for Dante’s masterwork, from pencil sketches to finished watercolors. Like Dante’s sweeping poem, Blake’s drawings range from scenes of infernal suffering to celestial light, from horrifying human disfigurement to the perfection of physical form. While faithful to the text, Blake also brought his own perspective to some of Dante’s central themes.

Today, Blake’s illustrations, left in various stages of completion at the time of his death, are dispersed among seven different institutions. This TASCHEN edition brings these works together again, alongside key excerpts from Dante’s masterpiece. Two introductory essays consider Dante and Blake, as well as other major artists who have been inspired by The Divine Comedy, including Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Doré, and Auguste Rodin.

With an intimate reading of Blake’s illustrations, and many close-ups to allow the most delicate of details to dazzle, this is a breathtaking encounter with two of the finest artistic talents in history, as well as with such universal themes as love, guilt, punishment, revenge, and redemption.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Sebastian Schütze, Maria Antonietta Terzoli
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    464
    Publisher:
    TASCHEN (November 27, 2017)
    Language:
    French
    ISBN-13:
    9783836568623
    ISBN-10:
    3836568624
    Weight:
    56.26oz
    File:
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    Folder:
    IPS
    List Price:
    $40.00
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    $32.00
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-IPS
    Discount Code:
    E
    Case Pack:
    5