Saturday, October 21, 2006

Dore's "Empyrean"

Gustave Dore spent 30 years of his life illustrating three great works; Don Quixote, Dante's Divine Comedy, and The Bible. This image is the highest heaven, the seat of God, as he imagined it from Dante's Divine Comedy. I used to stare at this image when I was young, wondering if he actually saw this as a vision for real; it has such great depth and vision. JLC

No comments: