From Facebook 10-24-2009 Leonard Sweet Wm Blake wanted to draw Dante’s Divine Comedy. Worked hard picturing hell, purgatory, sin: but when story turned to Paradise, lost interest
What are their more artistic interpts. of – Heaven or Hell?
Have had the joy of reading through the DC several times in several adaptations, including a post-modern graphic novel rendition by Birk&Sanders. It’s all fascinating, but over the years the Inferno has lost its attraction and the Purgatoria and the Paradiso have become more beautiful and meaningful.
Where are the great stories of God’s protection for those who never had to walk down that path. Or God’s protection to God’s own unwavering children during those rough, difficult times? We need more of those stories.
The first time through, the Paradiso was the least interesting part, but thinking about it and rereading it has changed that. The Paradiso has become the best part. There are several factors driving that, age not being the least of them.
And, yes, the Paradiso paralysed Dante’s imagination, as the final canto will attest to.