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Exhibitions > '12

26 July 2012 - 25 August 2012


Dante Alighieri - Inferno
A suite of 34 lithographs by Liam Ó Broin


'Dante's is a visual imagination' - T.S. Eliot

The enduring power of Dante's imagination in his masterpiece 'The Divine Comedy' has inspired artists from the Middle Ages to the present. On reading this literary epic, the artist Liam Ó Broin began three years ago the daunting challenge to create 34 coloured lithographs in response to each canto of Inferno.


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Although faithful to Dante's text, Ó Broin through his powerful imagery brings his personal perspective to bear on the central themes and contemporises Dante's voyeuristic passage through the realms of Hell by portraying the Inferno of our time as Ó Broin states "- the one which can be created by ourselves and for others, in the here and now."

These Lithographs not only deepen our appreciation of the richness of the epic's poetic language, but also seek to examine the multi-layered meanings of the text and the universal themes of life after death, divine justice and punishment, man's immoral actions and crimes to mankind.

During an artistic career that spans over forty years Liam Ó Broin was a founding director of the Black Church Print Studio and has a long association with Graphic Studio Dublin which he joined in the 1970's and where he has been chairperson since 2011.

This unique exhibition is accompanied by a deluxe full size bound book with gilded titles containing essays by Dr. Riann Coulter and Liam Ó Broin and one each of the numbered signed edition prints. Also a museum standard box set containing 34 lithographs and essays. Finally a deluxe limited edition signed and numbered book with full colour reproductions.


Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to paper-size h x w [image size h x w].

Click on artist name to see their biography

All prices are for unframed work including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery.




Liam Ó Broin
Canto I
Isolation and loneliness - the worst of all torments?
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto II
...a long night's waiting.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto III
Every hope abandoned.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto IV
The limbo of reality - poverty, deprivation, dispossession, injustice.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto V
The kiss... "that day we read no more".
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto VI
The gluttonous guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed dog.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto VII
"Why do you hoard?" "Why do you squander?"
The aimlessness of squandering and hoarding money.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto VIII
Crossing the Styx to the burning city of Dis.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto IX
Medusa.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto X
Heretics are people with whom we simply disagree.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XI
The way to Lower Hell - the landscape of future earth?
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XII
For tyrants and murderers, Phlegethon the river of boiling blood - guarded by centaurs.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XIII
The wood of the suicides - the final act of those of us who see nothing left.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XIV
Capaneus, one of the seven against Thebes, in Hell for arrogance and defiance against the Gods.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XV and XVI
Dante meets an old friend.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XVII
They would have us believe money "grows". And there's always someone to believe.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XVIII
Flattery and flatterers are, according to Dante, covered in shit!
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XIX and XX
Simonists, astrologers, magicians and fortune tellers - and those who believe!
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXI
...is this the sectarian mob? Are you from the wrong side? Perhaps they will simply say you were in the wrong place at the wrong time?
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXII
The pantomime of Hell.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXIII
The mask of Hypocrisy.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXIV
Thieves - they take what does not belong to them.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXV
The metamorphosis of Agnello the thief.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXVI
The death of Ulysses.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXVII
Deceit, lies built on lies.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXVIII
Warmongers and sowers of discord.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXIX
Forgers, counterfeiters and imitators.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXX
Truth - hidden by lies, is even deeper, beneath silence.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXXI
On the journey to Cocytus, the central pit of Hell, the poets are lowered by the giant Briareus.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXXII
The frozen lake Cocytus, reserved for traitors.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXXIII
Ugolino - As long as one person is not free - Then no one is free.
Henning Mankell, author.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Canto XXXIV
Lucifer - view this way.
lithograph
Ed. of 75
70 cm x 50 cm
€350


Liam Ó Broin
Limited edition Box Set
containing one of each of the signed original prints
800mm x 700mm
€6500


Liam Ó Broin
Limited edition Book
150 signed & editioned
72 page 440mm x 320mm
€750