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Jun 27, 2013

doomed romance

Paolo & Francesca 
quotes from Dante's The Divine Comedy  
Dante and Virgil Encountering the Shades of Francesca de Rimini and Paolo in the Underworld 
by Ary Scheffer, 1835 version

Morte di Francesca da Rimini e di Paolo Malatesta by Alexandre Cabanel, 1870

There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.

Gustave Doré's illustrations for Dante's Inferno, 1857

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis,
 maintain their neutrality.

Paolo and Francesca by Gaetano Previati, 1901

Paolo and Francesca by Giuseppe Frascheri, 1846

In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods 
where the straight way was lost.

Giovanni Stradano's illustration of Dante's Inferno, 1587

Ye who enter, abandon all hope.

Paolo and Francesca by Mose Bianchi, c.1877

Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice.

Paolo and Francesca by George Frederic Watts, 1870

Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

The dream (of Paolo and Francesca) by Umberto Boccioni, 1909

The love that moves the sun and the other stars.

L'Abisso by Pietro Canonica, 1909

They yearn for what they fear for.”

The Tragic Love of Francesca da Rimini 
by Marie-Philippe Coupin de la Couperie, 1812

Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; 
through me you go amongst the lost people.

The Lovers' Whirlwind, Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta 
by William Blake, 1824-7

From there we came outside and saw the stars.

Paolo and Francesca da Rimini by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1855

But the stars that marked our starting fall away.
We must go deeper into greater pain,
for it is not permitted that we stay.

Paolo and Francesca by Gaetano Previati, 1887

The more a thing is perfect, the more if feels pleasure and pain.

Paolo and Francesca 
by Roberto Ferri

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