This graffito, which is located in Naples, represents a stylized representation of Dante Alighieri. At the top left corner of the work, the phrase “fatti non fumo” (facts not smoke) is included — this could relate to the famous line “fatti non foste a viver come bruti, / ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza” (Inf. 26.119-120: “you were not made to live your lives as brutes, / but to be followers of worth and knowledge”), which is spoken by Ulisse in the Eighth Circle of Hell. — ALDAM, Dante Graffiti, Via dei Tribunali, Napoli.
Azarael Peterson of DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, Maryland) designed a set of playing cards featuring numerous characters from Purgatorio, created as an assignment for DeMatha ethics and theology instructor Homer Twigg’s unit on Purgatorio.
We thank Azarael Peterson and Homer Twigg for their permission to share these files.
“The artist Genia Chef creates a new series of works with the title Psychedelic Dante, dedicated to the immortal poem The Divine Comedy by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri.” — Genia Chef’s portfolio.
This feature of the SwissSwatch watch is from 1994, and it is called Le Poème. The Swatch features Gustave Dorés’s colorized illustrations of the Inferno and Paradiso on the band, along with a depiction of Dante’s profile on its crystal. Also, this portrait is surrounded by the words “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita.” — Dante Swatch, SwissWatch, 1994.
See the watch on Swatch’s website here (retrieved on January 9, 2024).
Contributed by Martin Marafioti, Pace University
“The river Styx, stinking and sluggish and black as tar runs between the living, breathing world and the Kingdom of the dead. Do you see that tiny little boat? In that boat is my husband. Believe it or not, he’s a God.” —Isabel Greenberg, “The River of Lost Souls”
The image above is the first panel of a graphic short story produced by artist Isabel Greenberg for The Guardian in 2013. Read the full story here.