Dante’s Inferno



The enduring power of Dante’s imagination in his masterpiece ‘The Divine Comedy’ has inspired artists from the Middle Ages to the present. On reading this literary epic, the artist Liam Ó Broin began three years ago the daunting challenge to create 34 coloured lithographs in response to each canto of Inferno.

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 by portraying the Inferno of our time.  As Ó Broin states  “- the one which can be created by ourselves and for others, in the here and now.”

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.

This unique exhibition is accompanied by a deluxe full size 700 x 500 museum standard solander box set in half leather and red buckram with gilded titles containing one each of the numbered signed edition prints and essays by Liam Ó Broin and Dr. Riann Coulter.

Additionally, there is a separate deluxe limited edition signed and numbered artist’s book, 440 x 320, with full-colour reproductions. For more information, please follow this link.

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Limited Edition Box-Set

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.

Available from Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.

Inferno book
Inferno book

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