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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Everlasting landscapes


Paolo Barbieri's Inferno (Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori, 2012) provides not only a modern and powerful rendering of Dante's nightmares, but also a set of illustrations on subjects that are ubiquitous in mythology and fantasy literature and art, from ancient Greeks to the Renaissance, like Cerberus, the Minotaur, dragons, etc. His awesome landscapes, moreover, would be perfect to represent such Tolkenian places as Menegroth, Angband, or Gorgoroth.