Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dante Symphony by Franz Liszt

James P. Aldworth acrylic on paper 1992
35 x 35 framed

Written in 1857 in the high romantic style, Franz Liszt's Dante Symphony premiered in Dresden conducted by Liszt himself. The piece is based on the journey through Hell and Purgatory depicted in Dante Alighieri's The Devine Comedy. Aldworth chose to use geometric, angular shapes in black, white, and blue to express the feelings evoked by this piece.

For more information about Franz Liszt, click here.

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