There is no fun in Hell... Dante and Virgil (1850) was

There is no fun in Hell... Dante and Virgil (1850) was

1/25/2021, 12:04:07 PM
There is no fun in Hell... Dante and Virgil (1850) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). It's a cruel scene in hell, but Bouguereau captures both men in the foreground with great skill. Just look at their (exaggerated) muscles. This painting in the Musee d'Orsay shows a scene from the Divine Comedy by Dante (1265-1321) about Dante and his guide Virgil taking a journey through Hell. You can see them on the left and they are looking at a cruel scene in the foreground where two men are engaged in an eternal combat. The combat takes place in the eighth circle of Hell (the circle for falsifiers and counterfeiters). One of the men is an alchemist and heretic named Capocchio, and he is bitten on the neck by Gianni Schicchi who had usurped the identity of a dead man in order to fraudulently claim his inheritance. If you look at the other details in this painting, you can see the other cruel aspects of hell, with fire and people hurting. There is only one character that is enjoying all of this, and we can see him in the top center. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Bouguereau #Dante #Virgil #Hell #Myth #Mythology #MuseedOrsay #Orsay #Paris #DivineComedy #Cruel #Devil

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