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'The Divine Comedy' by the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri has inspired, over the centuries, many artists. One of them was the greatest painter of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí.

For 10 years, from 1950 to 1960, he worked on a series of more than 100 watercolor paintings to illustrate the great poem by Dante. From these, 100 color woodcuts were eventually produced by master printers in Paris.


From our collection, we offer several of these special works of art to our friends, in order to raise money for the development of the Alexander Sculpture Garden.

The story of INFERNO, the first part of the Divine Comedy by Dante, will be summarized in a series of 6 installments, each accompanied by two illustrations by Salvador Dalí. The first installment is on our page at

The Beginnig of a Great Journey, by B. John Zavrel


These are the first two color woodcuts that we offer our friends:



"The Beginning of a Great Journey", # 1 of 33 of a series of color woodcuts by Salvador Dalí.




"Minos, the Judge of the Dead", # 5 of 33 of a series of color woodcuts by Salvador Dalí.



If you are interested, please contact John Zavrel, Museum of European Art, 10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031 for more information. Ey e-mail, zavrel@meaus.com




© PROMETHEUS 103/2006

PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, News, Politics and Science. Nr. 103, JANUARY 2006