“The film Pandorum (2009) makes several allusions to The Divine Comedy.” —Wikipedia
“The name of the early 1980s Minimal Electronic band Nine Circles originates from Dante’s ‘Nine Circles of Hell’.” —Wikipedia
Among German sculptor Fritz Koenig’s oeuvre one finds a number of works that take inspiration from Dante, particularly mediated through Rodin’s sculpture groups in his Gates of Hell. Below, “Paolo und Francesca” from 1958.
Koenig’s work was celebrated with a retrospective at the Gallerie degli Uffizi in 2018.
Contributed by Jessica Beasley (Florida State University, 2018)