Lasciate Ogni Speranza, Voi Ch’Entrate


Continuing my theme of drawing third-rate portraits of well know literary figures, here is my attempt at capturing the reasonably talented Dante Alighieri, who is perhaps best known for his Divine Comedy. I haven’t read it, but I do enjoy a good comedy so I’m sure I’d really like it. He is cited as an influence on many subsequent literary greats, including, but not limited to, Milton, Chaucer and Tennyson.

But his greatest legacy is probably the fact that the ‘Inferno’ bit of the Divine comedy was the inspiration behind Dan Brown’s fourth Robert Langdon novel of the same name. Unlike the Divine Comedy, I’ve actually read Dan Brown’s Inferno and I can honestly say I didn’t dislike it as much as some of Dan Brown’s other novels. Which is high praise indeed.


  4 comments for “Lasciate Ogni Speranza, Voi Ch’Entrate

  1. February 16, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I think you’ve really caught the humour in the juxtaposition of eyebrow and nose!

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    • February 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      You have a keen appreciation of fine art.

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  2. February 17, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Good job I read the post – I thought it was a pretty decent Queen Victoria 😂 At least you know you could recycle it if you ever do a royalty theme…

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    • February 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      I’ll take a likeness, even if it’s an entirely different person to the one I was going for…

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