CANTO XVIII - Malebolge

by: Stef Bastian

Artist: Stef Bastian

Size: 22" (h) x 15" (w) / 56 x 38cm

Type: Original Artwork

Watercolor and Gouache on Arches 300gr Cold Press paper

CANTO XVIII - Malebolge

In the eighth circle, representing fraud, there are two categories of sinners: deceivers and betrayers. The landscape is filled with cold stone, symbolizing the decay of the human soul. The circle, called Malebolge, contains ten bolge, each representing a different sub-category of sinner. Dante and Virgil encounter seducers, including Jason, who betrayed those who helped him. They also come across flatterers, who receive a repulsive punishment.

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