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Frightened Dante by Theophilia Frightened Dante by Theophilia
Just a silly little thing I made for a friend of mine. She was talking about Dante in a letter she wrote me, which reminded me of several hilarious little episodes from Dante Aligheri's "Inferno." Like....Virgil giving Dante piggy-back rides through Hell and carrying him in his arms while demons were chasing them with pitchforks. HAH.

In this particular scene (Canto XXI) Virgil is talking to some devils who are busy punishing hapless sinners by flaying them and tearing off their flesh with rakes. Dante is somewhat perturbed at this. Especially when they start brandishing aforesaid rakes at his person.

"Close did I press myself with all my person
Beside my Leader, and turned not mine eyes
From off their countenance, which was not good."


LOL Dante. Gotta love understatement. XD

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Dante does not approve.
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Eyaelle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Vraiment trop drole!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci! :D
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, just imagine such a scene with Beatrice. Would NEVER have worked... Just one of the reasons why Virgil is goddamn better :love:
Well, Inferno's the best part after all. :3
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. No it wouldn't. Awww, I loved Virgilius. :aww: (I wonder how the real Virgil would have felt about Dante's version. ;-))
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Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Me too :3 I was so sad when he left >.<
Haha maybe just shaking his head in desperation xD
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
LOL. Virgil is just like :iconimrlynotimpressedplz:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeeeeesss. :giggle:
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Tedah Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
exactly what I imagine every time I reade those parts.. aren't they somehow cute?
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Theophilia Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are ADORABLE. :meow:
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Cato of Utica would not have stood for such nonsense like Vergil would. Him being so close to Purgatory... must really grind his gears :P
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheheh, no, probably not. :XD: Awwww. :( I wanted Virgil to go to Heaven with Dante. :( I was really sad when he left.
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
If it is any consolation, giving tours of Hell and hanging out with Aristotle and Saladin seems preferable to, say, whatever Farinata was going through. :P
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, true, maybe Virgil should start a business for the curious. ;-) Oh, those silly Ghibellines and Guelphs.... :XD:
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Eosphora Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Hahahaha! I remember those verses, it was quite a funny thing to imagine and you illustrated it with so much gusto <3 I love the Divine Comedy (but I read it in French) and I'm very happy to see that there are illustrations of the story :D
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheheh, why, THANK YOU!! :aww:

Oh yeah, Gustave Dore did a TON of illustrations for the Divine Comedy. I hope you've been able to see them! If not, I'll sned you a link, one of my favorite images ever is the White Rose of Paradise from that series. [link]
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Eosphora Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
No, I've never seen them ! O_O I've seen Botticelli's illustrations because I have some of them in my edition of the Divine Comedy, but I had not seen G.Doré's. Thanks so much for sharing the link! They are amazing!

The Divine Comedy is an endless source of illustration material and literay inspiration. I just love it altough I find it quite challenging to read! Definitely not the kind of book you would read in the tube or train XD
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D Personally, I think Gustave Doré's illustrations are some of the best. :D

Very true, and proof of that is the huge variety of interpretations of the text visually. :D
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Eosphora Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I think I prefer Gustave Doré's to Botticelli, although I reckon he did an awesome job. It's a matter of personnal taste really XD
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ShaylynnAnn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LOL!!!

I just read Dante for the first time last semester... I love how you showed the absolute hilariousness of Dante and Virgil. :P Virgil's face is epic in this picture.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheheh, thank you! :aww: Dante is awesome. :D I love his relationship with Virgil. :aww:
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Inarigamer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's this from? Sounds interesting whatever it is. Love the expressions though!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's from the classic "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Aligheri. :nod: The basic gist of the story is that Dante "becomes entangled and lost" in his middle years, and so Beatrice (a woman he had loved--platonically--years before who had died young) from Heaven sends the poet Virgil (who Dante loved and admired) to take Dante on a tour of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven to help him find "the right path again". :nod:
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Inarigamer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ill have to read it sometime!
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dante!!!! :dummy:

These two are so great together. I wish you could do an entire animated version of it just like this! :D Of course more on the humorous side, but why not? ;)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH I KNOW! Ever since I read Inferno (several years ago) I've wanted to do a series of random silly drawings with Dante and Virgil. Sadly, I don't know much about animation, but I could do cartoons!
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :lol: They have such an awesome relationship that it's hard to resist. :D I think I've said this before, but the saddest part is when he leaves. :cry:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNOW! :iconiloveitplz: I know. Virgil leaving was the saddest part of the entire Comedy. This was my face: :iconcryforeverplz:
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine too!!! :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz:
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epicspacebadger Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I can't express how happy this made me. This is essentially how I pictured most of Inferno.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same. :XD: Hahah, Inferno was my favorite, just because of the totally unexpected hilarity. :XD:

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Dante does not approve.
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epicspacebadger Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
x3 yeah I'm really fond of Purgatorio too but Inferno has the fainting hero. I have to love him. Also, I'm stealing that emote.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Nice!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :dance:

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Drocan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. I would go so far as to call it divinely comedic, even.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahah, thank you very much kind sir. ;-)
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Aranov Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
BAHAHA!
*insert Scooby Doo chase scene music here*
I love it. So much. :heart:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I forgot to add this:

:icondante-wthplz:

;-) Now it is complete.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why didn't I think of the Scooby-doo chase music? Or maybe something like Yakety-sax: [link]

THANKS!
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Aranov Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeessssss. :XD: All of the above. Now it is complete.
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DressedManWoman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
: D Nice

I loved Dante's Inferno... this is awesome : D
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VIRGIL'S FACE
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNOW. I love that little Virgilius. :XD:
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jo3s5i Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
ahahahahahahahahah!! Dante was a coward XD in almost every Inferno's Canto he faints XD
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! I'll have to do some more illustrations of that. I should probably just re-read Inferno just to remember all of the hilarious parts. ;-)
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jo3s5i Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
i studied it for 2 years at school..so i found it boring XD
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, that's too bad. :hmm: I just read them for fun. :XD:
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jo3s5i Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
i hope the translation you read was less difficoult than the original..!!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well....for Inferno I read the Longfellow version, which...well, to be quite frank it's terrible, and by far the worst translation of the Divine Comedy I've ever read. It's so formal as to be almost unreadable. Like, I got the gist of what was being said, but it was so overly formal and clunky that it was just painful to read.

I didn't pick up the Divine Comedy until last Spring, but I got a really good translation (one I really liked, in any case) and so I enjoyed reading the rest of the Divine Comedy, though....it does take a bit of perseverence and just chugging on through at times. :XD: Gustave Dore pictures do help a bit though. ;-)
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jo3s5i Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
art always helps =) on my school book there are just a few of little pictures..-.-
and the fact thet you have to study the Comedy make it more boring.
instead, for my choose, i tried to read the Decameron but i found it heavy, because the prose is not fluent at all; i think that Divine Comedy is easier...!
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