Dante's Purgatorio, by Sandow Birk, 2005
Dante's Purgatorio, Illustration by Sandow Birk, 2005.
In 2002 illustrator Sandow Birk and journalist Marcus Sanders teamed in rewriting and illustrating Dante's Divine Comedy, a work published by Chronicle Books.
Birk created over 200 drawings and paintings inspired by Dante's poem; these artworks were shown in an exhibition organized by the San Jose Museum of Art in 2005 and titled "Sandow Birk's Divine Comedy".
The image shown here served as the front cover for Dante's Purgatorio.
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