Illustrations from Early Printed Editions of the Commedia
Drawn from the collections of Columbia's own Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
A contemporary artist interprets and illustrates the Commedia with scenes from 21st century urban American life.
George Cochrane’s Illustrations of Dante’s Inferno
Contemporary artist George Cochrane hand-letters and illustrates the Inferno, reviving the medieval manuscript tradition in the 21st century.
An Architect’s Vision of Dante’s Hell
Paulo de Tarso Coutinho, a professional architect based in Brazil, visually represents the spatial issues inherent in Dante's conception of hell in this series of four videos.
William Blake and The Divine Comedy
The 19th-century English poet, painter and printmaker visually interprets Dante's Commedia in the Romantic Age.
Dante’s Tre Giri of Paradiso 33
An examination of Dante’s description of the shape, motion, size, color, and configuration of the three giri (“rounds”) of the Trinity in Paradiso 33.115-120, in order to envision what the Pilgrim “saw” when looking at this great Mystery