Dantes inferno is a highly symbolic work dealing with themes of sin, salvation, and redemption. Edit storyline famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great dante himself. Gustave dore illustrations for the divine comedy by dante alighieri. Gustave dore published his first set of illustrations for dantes inferno in the french edition of 1861. Gustave dore dante alighieri inferno plate 9 canto iii charon. This is the telling of dante s classic tale of his visit to hell in 0. In addition to dante, dores list of illustrated great works included homer. Gustave dores 18321883 illustrations and dantes divine comedy have become. Media in category gustave dore inferno the following 175 files are in this category, out of 175 total. Masterpieces from the works of gustave dore, selected from the. Finally the only highquality, easily accessible collection of these gravures on the internet. Follow these instructions if you would like to have your own copy of this index and all the volumes of dantes divine comedy, on your hard disk. Although he illustrated over 200 books, some with more than 400 plates, he is primarily known for his illustrations to the divine comedy, particularly the inferno, his illustrations to don quixote, coleridges rime of the ancient mariner, and edgar allan poes the raven.
And, just as adaptations of dantes afterlife have continued throughout the. Pdf gustave dores illustrations for dantes divine comedy. This site is an illustrated online edition of dantes inferno also known as dantes hell, which is the first book of the divine comedy. Gustave dore dante alighieri inferno plate 10 canto iii charon herds the sinners onto his boat. In 1866, dore made 241 engravings to illustrate a deluxe edition of the bible. Six magnificent books illustrated by gustave dore aleph. As one critic wrote in 1861 upon publication of the illustrated inferno. He produced over 100,000 sketches in his lifetime, and lived to be 50 years old, averaging 6 sketches per day for each day he lived. Dantes inferno by dante alighieri, illustrated by gustave. Gustave dore was a world famous 19th century illustrator. Dante alighieri divine comedy, inferno 5 which spreads abroad so wide a river of speech. Gustave dores dramatic illustrations of dantes divine comedy. Google, please leave the scanning of illustrated books to scanners.
Gustave dores illustrations for dantes divine comedy. Gustave dore was a prolific engraver, artist, illustrator, and sculptor, working primarily as a wood and steel engraver. This is a multi volume index file the index has links to all volumes. Many artists have attempted to illustrate dante alighieris epic poem the divine comedy, but none. O, of the other poets honour and light, avail me the long study and great love that have impelled me to explore thy volume.
Alvarez recognizes him, having met him and ignazio busoni, the director of il duomothe previous night. Below are six books illustrated by the great gustave dore. Dore was born in strasbourg and his first illustrated story was published. The illustrations shown here by gustave dore have an almost magical ability to transform the words of dante and those of dan brown into beautiful images. Thou art my master, and my author thou, thou art alone the one from whom i took. The original etchings of gustave dore have been computerenhanced to illustrate the story.1564 922 92 98 1140 852 692 708 67 423 1667 1167 498 591 566 780 1525 246 722 1483 3 347 798 1510 1042 406 973 1402 1269 7 746 204 74 1032 553 356 1145 315 636 200 881 105