Painting Dante's Inferno - an Epic Feat

When I was 20 years old, I picked up a copy of Dante’s Inferno and it had a profound effect in shaping my work. Twenty-three years later I am embarking on the most ambitious painting series of my life - painting a near-lifesized version of Dante's Inferno.  For this project, I am working in tandem with Professor Christopher Kleinhenz, a world-renowned Dante scholar to compose 40 of the most ambitious paintings ever created on the subject.  The completion of these paintings will culminate in a traveling museum exhibition and a large, full-color painting book on the subject narrated by Professor Kleinhenz.  We will complete this project in 2019, just two years before the 700th anniversary of Dante's death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JERRY'S ARTARAMA MAKES A HUGE CONTRIBUTION

I have received backing from one of the largest and most trusted art companies in the world, Jerry's Artarama, who will be providing all 40, 4ft x 5ft AlumaComp panels for my Dante's Inferno painting series. These museum quality archival panels are state of the art construction with a smooth surface that is excellent for my style of painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO BE A CONTRIBUTOR

To give me the financial freedom to execute this epic project, I am selling the original paintings in this series to collectors at a wholesale cost.  However, the value of these paintings today are worth much more than the wholesale price and will rise exponentially once the series is complete. Nothing this scale has ever been executed since the poem was created almost 700 years ago.  This is an opportunity to support a project that will not only go down in history but to also own a part of it.  Paintings can be reserved on a first come first serve basis.  Email Eric for more details.

Paintings Completed So Far (June 2017)

Dante's Inferno Art Video

Contact email:  ericarmusik@gmail.com

Dante and Virgil in Limbo (detail)

(Detail) Dante and Virgil Visit the Great Poets of Antiquity in Limbo Oil on AlumaComp 48 x 60" 2017 Panel 5 in my Dante's Inferno Series