I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

c1880 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy Gustave Dore Vision Purgatory Paradise

I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)

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The Divine Comedy: Paradiso, Dante's Third Canticle by Sandow Birk

The Divine Comedy: Paradiso, Dante's Third Canticle by Sandow Birk

Wow. 1457 times!  houghtonlib:  Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Comincia la prima parte della cantica onero co[m]media chiamata i[n]ferno del ch...

Wow. 1457 times! houghtonlib: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Comincia la prima parte della cantica onero co[m]media chiamata i[n]ferno del ch...

Gustave Dore: Heavenly host - Upon reaching the Ninth Heaven, the Primum Mobile, Dante and his guide Beatrice look upon the sparkling circles of the heavenly host.

Gustave Dore: Heavenly host - Upon reaching the Ninth Heaven, the Primum Mobile, Dante and his guide Beatrice look upon the sparkling circles of the heavenly host.

Gustave Doré’s Dramatic Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy. http://cultr.me/1eH46DH

Gustave Doré’s Dramatic Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy. http://cultr.me/1eH46DH

Tondo:  “Paradiso” 7. Polyptych by Irena Lisiewicz. Inspiration - "The Divine Comedy" (Paradise) by Dante Alighieri.  Original abstract painting - contemporary art. Medium: acrylic on MDF board.  Diameter: 15”.  #art, #acrylic, #painting, #collections, art object, #bas-relief, #tondo,  #finearts, #symbol, #original,  #paradiso, #Dante Alighieri, #TheDivineComedy, #contemporaryart, #polyptych, #IrenaLisiewicz

Tondo: “Paradiso” 7. Polyptych by Irena Lisiewicz. Inspiration - "The Divine Comedy" (Paradise) by Dante Alighieri. Original abstract painting - contemporary art. Medium: acrylic on MDF board. Diameter: 15”. #art, #acrylic, #painting, #collections, art object, #bas-relief, #tondo, #finearts, #symbol, #original, #paradiso, #Dante Alighieri, #TheDivineComedy, #contemporaryart, #polyptych, #IrenaLisiewicz

Gustave Doré - Illustration de "La Divine Comédie" de Dante Alighieri - Le Paradis, Chant 14.

Gustave Doré - Illustration de "La Divine Comédie" de Dante Alighieri - Le Paradis, Chant 14.

Giovanni di Paolo, Paradiso, Dante e Apollo nel Parnaso.  Date1440s

Giovanni di Paolo, Paradiso, Dante e Apollo nel Parnaso. Date1440s

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso

Illustration to Dante's Divine Comedy, Paradiso by Gustave Doré. Plate 18: Dante and Beatrice View the Heavenly Host

Illustration to Dante's Divine Comedy, Paradiso by Gustave Doré. Plate 18: Dante and Beatrice View the Heavenly Host

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