Inferno, Canto I, 1-90 Dante running from three beasts is rescued by Virgil Oil Painting - William Blake

Inferno, Canto I, 1-90 Dante running from three beasts is rescued by Virgil

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Inferno, Canto I, 1-90 Dante running from three beasts is rescued by Virgil", originally brought to life by the talented William Blake. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to William Blake and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "Inferno, Canto I, 1-90 Dante running from three beasts is rescued by Virgil" is a watercolor illustration by the English artist William Blake, created as part of a series of artworks inspired by Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy." This particular piece visually interprets the opening passage of "Inferno," the first part of the epic poem, where the poet Dante finds himself lost in a dark wood, symbolizing sin and confusion. In his despair, Dante encounters three ferocious beasts—a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf—which block his path and threaten to drive him back into the darkness.

    The illustration captures the moment of Dante's utmost vulnerability, as he is confronted by these allegorical creatures representing different sins. The leopard stands for lust, the lion for pride, and the she-wolf for avarice. As Dante despairs, the Roman poet Virgil appears, sent by Beatrice, to guide and rescue him. Virgil represents human reason and will lead Dante on his journey through Hell and Purgatory towards salvation.

    William Blake, known for his visionary art and profound interest in spirituality and mysticism, was deeply influenced by Dante's work. Blake's engagement with "The Divine Comedy" resulted in a series of 102 watercolor illustrations, which he worked on from 1824 until his death in 1827. Although Blake's illustrations were not widely known during his lifetime, they have since been recognized for their imaginative power and the way they capture the emotional intensity of Dante's epic.

    Blake's "Inferno, Canto I, 1-90 Dante running from three beasts is rescued by Virgil" is notable for its dramatic composition and the use of vivid colors to convey the psychological turmoil of the scene. The artwork is part of a larger body of Blake's work that reflects his lifelong fascination with the interplay between the divine, the human, and the creative imagination. Today, these illustrations are considered significant contributions to the visual interpretation of Dante's "Divine Comedy" and are studied for their artistic and literary merit.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

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