Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Circle Of The Lustful By William Blake

William Blake created this watercolor to mimic his interpretation of Donte's Divine Comedy. He was commissioned to paint this great illustration by Johnny Linnell. Although the artwork represents the writer's story, this is a complete original by this great painter. At first glance, many who view this think that it is a picture of beauty and love because of the sun in the background. This is actually a visual interpretation of when Donte and Virgil went down into hell and met the adulterous lovers Francesca de Rimini and Paolo. The lovers are trapped in the swirly path to hell. As they are trapped with others much like themselves, they see the sun that they are leaving behind in the distance. 

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