• ¿Lucidez o fantasía neurótica? Gustave Doré como ilustrador de la Divina Comedia: el caso del bosque de los suicidas

    Author(s):
    David Villalta (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Art's Impact on Society, History of Art
    Subject(s):
    Nineteenth century, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Divine Comedy, Gustave Doré, 19th-century studies, Dante, Dante studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WZ7H
    Abstract:
    The present article seeks to dig into Gustave Doré’s (1832-1883) vision of the Wood of the Suicides from his illustrations of the Divine Comedy (d. 1861), establishing a comparison between its critical reception, the works that have illustrated the chant over the centuries and Doré’s works themselves. A goal here is to glimpse if negative criticism had any basis beyond the prejudices of that period and, at the same time, to showcase the Romantic vision that transformed the chant into something completely new in the XIXth century. The sources prove how Doré, far from what critics intended to see in his works, approached Dante Alighieri’s capolavoro with a neither correct or incorrect vision, but a vision that is a part of his own time and sensitivity, with several inescapable connections with his contemporary aesthetic views and theories. Keywords: Gustave Doré; Dante Alighieri; Divine Comedy; Canto XIII; Pier della Vigna; Romanticism; illustration.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 years ago
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