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Since its creation at the beginning of the fourteenth century, Dante's Divine Comedy—a masterpiece of European literature—has moved legendary artists such as William Blake and Gustave Doré to illustrate the famed poem. John Flaxman, English sculptor, draughtsman, and renowned Wedgwood designer, was no exception. Commissioned at the end of the eighteenth century by famed art collector and author Thomas Hope, Flaxman's 110 illustrations of the Divine Comedy are known as his greatest achievement. Deceptively simple, awash in pathos, and recalling antique imagery in a classically Greek style, they themselves became an inspiration for such artists as Goya and Ingres, and were used as an academic source for nineteenth-century art students.

This magnificent edition of Flaxman's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy includes the complete series of drawings created by Flaxman for all 99 cantos of the literary masterwork. A glorious collection of lively outlines that captures the very spirit of Dante's poem, it is an essential addition to the bookshelves of art, literature, and history enthusiasts. Captions are included from the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation of the original text.

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These 110 deceptively simple illustrations are the great achievement of English artist John Flaxman. Awash in pathos and recalling a classically Greek style, they have inspired such artists as Goya and Ingres.

Synopsis:

These 110 deceptively simple illustrations are the great achievement of English artist John Flaxman. Awash in pathos and recalling a classically Greek style, they have inspired such artists as Goya and Ingres.

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ISBN:
9780486455587
Author:
Flaxman, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Dante Alighieri
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Individual Artist
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Fine Art
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.25 x 9 in 1.17 lb

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