Canto VIII/1: Flames of Dis

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Canto VIII/1: Flames of Dis 

Silkscreen page proof approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

Dis, the iron-red fortified city, containing and consumed by flame, is an equivalent of Florence, which Dante has consigned wholesale to hell. The emblematic lily is seen here engulfed by licking tongues of flame which echo and parody its own flame-like divisions.

 

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