Salvador Dalí's Illustrations of The Divine Comedy

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Philippe Halsman, Salvador Dalí in Dali Atomicus, 1948
It could be argued that Salvador Dalí, one of the most well-known surrealist artists of the 20th century, had a particular gift for illustrating books. One of his major illustration projects was that of Dante's Divine Comedy, where he explored both heaven and hell with not only the dream (or nightmare) -ish eye of a surrealist, but with mystical mathematical equations and a romantic sensitivity. I take a look a look at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's collection of Comedy illustrations and the similarities between Dante and Dalí over at the PULP.