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William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy: A Study of the Engravings, Pencil Sketches and Watercolors


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English | December 19, 2014 | ISBN: 0786494883 | True PDF | 300 Pages | 297 MB

William Blake's series of illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion?Csome of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and?Cin Blake's view?Ccorrection 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.
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