Paolo & Francesca finished art

Title: "Vertiginous Our Love"

Finishing this "Paolo & Francesca" piece, just cleaning up some of the shapes now.

Paolo & Francesca were historical contemporaries of Dante and appeared in his "inferno," more info here and here. The couple has appeared in many works of art over the centuries, inspired by their characterization in the "inferno".

Paolo & Francesca WIP

paolo&Franch3_5x7 The above detail was started a while back and is very much unfinished...I open it up from time to time to fiddle, adjust and move it forward. Paolo & Francesca are characters (as well as historical figures) in Dante's Inferno. The couple inhabit a whirlwind of souls condemned for their carnal lust. I don't specifically remember why I started this image, but I imagine I came a cross one of the many painted renditions of the subject during some random net surfing. I may tone down the skeletons, by either simplifying them or stylizing them...or both.