Monday, February 18, 2008

Artists Showcase - Dante Alighieri, William Blake, and Loreena McKennitt

Today, on The Mad Hermit, I have special treat for all you viewers out there. Thanks to the help and technological artistry of an acquaintance that I met over the Youtube community (megansspark), a short montage has been put together, based on Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, a classic literary work.

Using the art work of William Blake, who made illustrations for the Divine Comedy, and the contemporary music of the Canadian singer, Loreena McKennitt, whose song, "Dante's Prayer", (played in the video) was inspired by the Divine Comedy, Megan has incorporated all the elements of art, music, and literature into one captivating piece. Feel free to sit back and enjoy!



For all of you who want to know more about Dante's Divine Comedy, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Divine_Comedy

For all of you who want to know more about the life of William Blake, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake

For additional information on the music and life of Loreena McKennitt, check out her official site at: http://www.quinlanroad.com/

And finally, for those of you who wish to explore the works of megansspark, check out her Youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/megansspark

1 comment:

Aravind Ashok said...

Cool! See this... Loreena McKennitt video

 

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