Botticelli’s Inferno

Sandro Botticelli was a renaissance painter in Florence best known today for his works “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera” (Spring). However he also created stunning works of art inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Here are a few examples.


Dante’s Death Mask

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Botticelli's map of Inferno

Botticelli's map of Inferno

Close up of Inferno map

Dante and Virgil enter through The Gate of Hell

Several Circles of Hell

Satan in the pit of Hell

Detail from Birth of Venus

Dante meets the Panderers and Flatterers in Hell

Dante meets the Panderers and Flatterers in Hell

Satan

Satan

Lucifer
Lucifer

Dante and Virgil in Hell

Dante and Virgil in Hell

The city of Dis.  Hell's "capital".

The city of Dis. Hell's "capital".

The monster Geryon transports Dante through Hell

The monster Geryon transports Dante through Hell

Botticelli's Primavera

Botticelli's Primavera

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

Get the book

With the publication of Dan Brown’s ‘INFERNO’, interest in Dante’s epic masterpiece has exploded. ‘Afterlife - An Introduction to Dante’s Inferno’ is the perfect companion to Brown and Dante.

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an incredible trip through the afterlife. Yet it’s audience is often restricted to academics or those with the time to do the necessary research to understand the poem. Afterlife - An Introduction to Dante’s Inferno is David Lafferty’s exploration of Inferno for those of us who want to an understandable, enjoyable introduction to this amazing literary masterpiece.

Lafferty takes us into the world of Hell (Inferno), the most accessible of the three books of the Divine Comedy. It’s a terrifying journey, enhanced by a collection of images depicting the various characters and scenes in Inferno. The book also includes introductory material as well as pointing out much of the symbolism and allegory of the poem. A great starting point for new readers of Dante and a must read for Dan Brown fans.

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