Given this is Holy Week, why not refresh our memories with the "reason for the season" (so to speak) as presented by two artists.
I won't be commenting much on these illustrations from the Romantic Period in art history as they speak well enough for themselves and descriptions are included, although I might note that the intricate artworks featured here are all behind framed glass which is a photographers nightmare. Nonetheless, I will present them "as is" with all of the reflections in the glass and other flaws (click on the gallery images to enlarge).
You might sleuth the net for better copies. A selection of Martin's book illustrations will be on display in Austin's Blanton Museum until mid-May.
At the bottom of this blog find a link to more information about the artists.
INTRODUCTION note to Serious readers: these images might be better viewed on a computer than over a cell phone.
BOOK 3 & 4
BOOK 5 & 7
Book 9 & 10...
Book 11 & 12 ...
On Leaving the Valley of Death...
Ma poi ch’i’ fui al piè d’un colle giunto,
là dove terminava quella valle
che m’avea di paura il cor compunto,
But after I 'I was at the foot of a high hill, where the valley terminated, Which had with consternation pierced my heart, I looked up and saw its shoulders
guardai in alto e vidi le sue spalle
vestite già de’ raggi del pianeta
che mena dritto altrui per ogne calle.
I looked up and saw its shoulders, Vested already with that planet 's rays, Which leadeth others right by every road.
(Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto I)
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