Ulisse by giulband ()
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It is noon on Saturday 9 April Dante and Virgilio are in the group of fraudulent advisors where Diomedes and Ulysses appear from a flame with two points, punished here for the deception of the Trojan horse. Ulysses tells Dante and Virgil about the circumstances of his death.
"O frati", dissi "che per cento milia
perigli siete giunti a l’occidente,
a questa tanto picciola vigilia
d’i nostri sensi ch’è del rimanente,
non vogliate negar l’esperienza,
di retro al sol, del mondo sanza gente.
Considerate la vostra semenza:
fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza".
"O brethren," I said "that's one hundred milia
why did you come to the West,
to this much small eve
of our senses which is of the rest,
don't want to deny the experience,
back to the sun, the world without people.
Consider your seed:
you were not made to live like brutes,
but to follow virtue and knowledge ".
Ulysses should not be in hell but in limbo because he was born before Christ. Perhaps Dante puts it here to underline with admiration the desire for knowledge of man also seen as sin (consider the times in which Dante lived).
Image Comments (77)
gaius () 8:59AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
There are words to comment on common images and there should be words to comment on your masterpiece, but which one ?
calico_jester () 9:01AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Your interpretation of Dante's writings are refreshing during this extended shutdown of humanity
Jean_C () 9:02AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
A superb and original evocation of this mythical hero! Wonderful art work!
adrie () Online Now! 9:13AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Another amazing and very creative artwork my friend, love it.
Cgaynor () 9:53AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Excellent laying of images and concepts. Of course, great use of Bryce.
bakapo () Online Now! 11:01AM | Mon, 30 March 2020
This is wonderful work. Your interpretation is magnificent and unique and wonderful. The horse, the knight and the flames.... all well done.
UteBigSmile () 1:32PM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Grazie per questa bellissima grafica, mi rallegra subito, auguro a voi e ai vostri cari una sana settimana e mi prendo cura di voi!
ArtDeCroh () 2:36PM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Thanks for this great picture and the text! Very good work!
RodS () 7:04PM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Seems quite appropriate for the time we find ourselves in.. Excellent work!
dragongirl () 10:15PM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Words from the past, and the texture on the figure looks like a language of the future - wonderful image
rhol_figament () 10:46PM | Mon, 30 March 2020
Every generation has a story to tell, some are grand, some are sad. The wheel of life goes round and round...