The enduring power of Dante’s imagination in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy has inspired artists from the Middle Ages to the present.
Although faithful to Dante’s text, Ó Broin through his powerful imagery brings his personal perspective to bear on the central themes and contemporises Dante’s voyeuristic passage through the realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
These lithographs not only deepen our appreciation of the richness of the epic’s poetic language, but also seek to examine the multi-layered meanings of the text – universal themes of life after death, divine justice and punishment, man’s immoral actions and crimes to mankind.
Additionally, there is a separate deluxe limited edition of the Inferno suite signed and numbered by the artist, 440 x 320, with full-colour reproductions. For more information, please follow this link.
To view all 100 lithographs of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso, please go to: http://commediadivinaonlinexhibition.com
Limited Edition Book
This book contains 34 full-page facsimile reproductions of the entire suite of original lithographs by the artist. It also includes two essays by the artist and one by art historian and critic Dr. Riann Coulter, curator of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down.
This artist’s book has been produced as a limited edition of 150 copies, 72 pages, 440mm x 320mm, and printed on 170gsm Arctic Volume White by Nicholson & Bass, Belfast. The archival-standard binding is crafted in quarter red morocco leather and buckram with gold titles and matching slipcase by Marlay Bookcrafts, Dublin.