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William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

A Study of the Engravings, Pencil Sketches and Watercolors

William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy by Eric Pyle
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William Blake's series of engraved illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy were his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Unfinished at his death, the series includes seven engravings and 102 unique works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and--in Blake's view--correction of Dante's poem. This book compares the two men's theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake's illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; January 2015
300 pages; ISBN 9781476617022
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Title: William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy
Author: Eric Pyle