“I have a vast collection of publications related to the illustrations of Divine Comedy that extends to the most varied artistic expressions from the 18th C to date and beyond, along the latitudes of the poet’s visionary grip in the the world and its variousgeographic-cultural areas.
The work that I present here is the figurative result of my visual study of the iconographic themes of the first part of Dante’s poem, Hell, through the aforementioned tradition and illustrative plurality. The 34 songs of Hell are represented with a mixed technique: manual, marker + coloured ink, and digital, with insertions of manipulated images. An original version of collaging then. This blog is together [a] presentation of the illustrations and understanding of their creative process.
Hence, in each canto-cover you will find the following in-sight information:
My illustration of each canto/song
A choice of the main verses from the poem in ‘cloud’ format
My interpretative notes of the main figurative themes
A very small selection of the many sources that inspired me.” –Contributor Maurizio Coglia
The digital collages can be viewed at Coglia’s website imagodantisinferno.com