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Homage to Dante: Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations for the Divine Comedy

Salvador Dalí, The Divine Comedy, Purgatory: Greed and Lavishness, 1960. Wood engraving in color on Rives paper after a watercolor, 9 ¾ x 7 in. Collection of the Park West Museum.

Homage to Dante: Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations for the Divine Comedy
September 22, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery

Throughout his prolific career, Salvador Dalí was the illustrator of more than 100 books. Among the most celebrated of his book illustrations is his portfolio for Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. Dalí’s illustrations capture Dante’s narrative of his journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory, and Paradise. Dalí’s illustrations are faithful to the poetic description taking audiences on a visual journey alongside Dante and other characters such as Virgil and Beatrice.

Homage to Dante: Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations for The Divine Comedy was organized by Carole Sorell, Inc. and curated by David S. Rubin.

The exhibition is presented with generous support from The Park West Foundation, founders Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, and director Diane Pandolfi.

Additional support is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

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