Birk Illustrations

In the early 2000s, Sandow Birk began his project of illustrating theĀ Divine Comedy, translating the 14th century Italian setting into a 21st century American urban vernacular. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Mr. Birk in presenting his work in the context of a reception history of illustrations of the poem. Presented here are his 3 paintings of each realm of the Dantean afterlife, and much more is to come.

return to top Return to top
Published in partnership with Columbia University Libraries