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    Home | Alexander Order | Latest News Journey through Hell & Purgatory Exhibition of Salvador Dalí s color woodcuts in Buffalo and Niagara Falls area May 10 to
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      Journey through Hell & Purgatory
      Exhibition of Salvador Dalí's color woodcuts in Buffalo and Niagara Falls area
      May 10 to July 31, 2010
       


      "The Beginning of a Great Journey", is the first picture in a series of 67 color woodcuts by Salvador Dalí. They illustrate the Dante's the first two parts of Dante Alighieri's immortal poem.

       

      "Midway in our life's journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark forest." So begins 'The Divine Comedy' of the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

      It is a Christian allegory, with which the Western civilization has tried to unlock the mystery of its identity. Dante travels the universe from end to end, from his personal contact with the hairy sides of Satan to his final ecstatic vision of God. He maps the physical and moral geography of that universe. He evaluates everything in the universe within a single system of values. For him, the universe was a sphere of which Satan was the center and God the circumference. From this concept, a thing is good as it occurs closer to God, and evil as it occurs closer to Satan. This way, Dante also classifies the good and evil of every form of human behavior.

       
       MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART

      10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031

      Admission is by reservations only: Guided tours start at 10 am, 1 & 3 pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays, 10 am & 1 pm. Free admission.

      CONTACT US by E-mail: info@... , or by phone at 759-6078 for RESERVATIONS.

           
       

      © PROMETHEUS 154/2010

      PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 154, April 2010

       
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