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William Blake. Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. The Complete Drawings

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Scopri le 102 illustrazioni complete di William Blake per La Divina Commedia, con estratti dal poema epico di Dante. Con una lettura intima delle straordinarie opere di Blake e molti dettagli ravvicinati, questo è un incontro mozzafiato con due dei migliori talenti artistici della storia e con temi universali come l'amore, la colpa, la punizione, la vendetta e la redenzione.
Copertina rigida6.7 x 9.4 in.3.59 lb464 pagine
William Blake. Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. The Complete Drawings

William Blake. Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. The Complete Drawings


Imagination Ablaze

William Blake’s spectacular illustrations for “The Divine Comedy”

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.
Gli autori

After studying in Pavia, Bologna, and Geneva, Maria Antonietta Terzoli taught at the universities of Geneva and Zurich. Since 1991 she has been a professor at the University of Basel, where she is head of the department of Italian Studies. A philologist and interpreter of literary text, she specializes in Italian literature.

Sebastian Schütze was a longtime research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) in Rome. He is a member of the academic board of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, and a member of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. From 2003 to 2009 he held the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University in Kingston. In 2009 he was appointed professor of early modern art history at Vienna University.

William Blake. Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. The Complete Drawings
Copertina rigida17 x 24 cm1.63 kg464 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-6861-6

Edizione: Spagnolo

ISBN 978-3-8365-6863-0

Edizione: Inglese
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June 14 - September 08, 2024

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27 Valutazioni

Blake und Dante im Taschen Universum

Jac,12 novembre 2021
In welchem Format, bei welchem Thema auch: beim Taschen-Verlag hat man immer ein echtes Buch in den Händen. Zum eintauchen, schauen, hin und her blättern, lesen, riechen und in vielen Fällen ein schweres Gewicht in der Hand oder vor sich auf dem Tisch zu haben. So auch bei dieser 'kompakten" Ausgabe von William Blakes Zeichnungen bei der Divina Commedia. Schön ausgegeben und sehr informativ.

Ein Muss für alle Blake Fans

Fuat,29 ottobre 2021
Wie gewohnt ein super schön designtes Buch. Besonders schönes Leinen-Cover.

Beautiful book

Jason,30 ottobre 2021
Delivery was timely, and the book is gorgeous.

For Dante and Blake Fans!

Owain,28 ottobre 2021
Another well crafted and presented work from TASCHEN. Excellent reproductions of Blake's illustrations along with overviews of each plate within the context of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Plus qu'un bel objet

Raoul,28 ottobre 2021
Très bel ouvrage, regroupant un des plus beau texte Italien, référence dans sa forme et son sujet, illustré "Divinement".

Dante in a different persepctive

Bart,27 ottobre 2021
I knew about Dante's Divine Comedy (I am currently reading it) but was pleasantly surprised at the drawings from William Blake. The combination of the drawings and the explanations is really ideal. This book is also very affordable !