Art and the Afterlife

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. (Inferno: XI, 103-105)

For more than 700 years, artists have been illustrating and interpreting the Divine Comedy.  Here to browse through is a small selection of works from the University of Melbourne's collection that trace an evolution in style and thought in response to Dante's text.