CANTO XXXIII - Count Ugolino

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 XXXIII - Count Ugolino

Dante encounters a horrific scene of two fused heads, one biting the other. The head on top belongs to Count Ugolino della Gherardesca who, convicted of treason, was imprisoned in Muda Tower in Pisa, along with his two sons and two grandsons. The head recounts the tragic events summarized in the famous phrase “hunger did what sorrow could not do."

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