Dante’s Paradiso

Painting#2, Canto XXX – A hundred angels rise up, casting flowers around Paradise, an immaterial and ethereal world. Virgil, who symbolizes Reason, disappears. Beatrice, who represents theology, becomes Dante’s guide to enlightened truth.

Painting #1, Canto XXII – Looking down from the Sphere of the Fixed Stars, Dante sees the humble planet that is the Earth.

Paradiso is the third part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. His journey through Heaven guided by Beatrice. Paradise is depicted as a series of concentric spheres surrounding the Earth, consisting of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile and finally, the Empyrean. This is my first digital drawing where I imagine the landscapes of Heaven with the characters in absence.