Artist Spent Over 4 Years Illustrating Dante’s Inferno On Violins – Design You Trust

Artist Spent Over 4 Years Illustrating Dante’s Inferno On Violins

According to Leonardo Frigo: “Hello, my name is Leonardo Frigo and I am a London-based artist. I illustrate biographies and stories on musical instruments such as violins and cellos. “Dante Alighieri – Inferno” is a project in progress for more than four years, conceived and developed by me.”

More: Leonardo Frigo h/t: boredpanda

“I had managed to bring together music, poetry, design, and craftsmanship in a single piece of art. We are talking about 34 musical instruments, 33 violins, and 1 cello, on which I made the emblematic illustrations inspired by the first “cantica” chapter of the Divine Comedy: Inferno (Hell). Each musical instrument is dedicated to a specific canto. On its surface, the violins show off symbols, scenes and key characters taken from the imagery of the poem written by Dante Alighieri hundreds of years ago.”

“My work comes from deep research that has roots in my passion for reading, for art and, in particular, for the of Dante’s masterpiece. Dante’s Inferno has always inspired me since I was a child, I can probably say that it taught me to imagine and dream.”

“Therefore, after taking notes and annotations about each canto, I start to search for symbols, names, and illustrations that, put together, tell the story written by Dante. When the final design is clear in my mind, I am ready to paint it by hand, in black ink, on the entire surface of the violin. The instrument is then varnished and installed on its base. But it does not end here: each violin is accompanied by an accurate descriptive text, both in Italian and in English, which highlights and analyzes all its details.”







If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Surreal Photos Of Japanese Playground Equipment At Night By Kito Fujio
This Man Has a Damn Creepy Collection of Anatomical Exhibits
An Artist Has Created A Crocheted X-Wing Starfighter Blanket To Keep The Force Warm
2020 Fashion Novelties: Crocs Gloves And Ramen Handbag
Giant Optical Illusion Transforms A Street In Montreal Into Wavy Sand Dunes
Artist Kerri Pajutee Creates Incredibly Realistic Miniature Animal Sculptures
Knitwear Artist Kate Jenkins Crochets Sea Food So Well You Can Almost Taste It
Frida Kahlo Infiltrates The Snapchat Generation With A New Set Of Emoji
Adorable Kid Wears Hand-Crocheted Predator Costume
This Digital Russian Artist Serves Fantasies Of Spontaneity In His Crazy 3D Visuals
Proposed UK Passport Design By Mark Noad "Truly Represents Our Standing In The World"
Cristiano Ronaldo’s New Bust Will Give You Nightmares
A Beautiful Lamp That Looks Just Like A Hardcover Book
Working From Home Has Never Been Easier With This Office-Tent
Russian Artist Gained More Than 4M Followers By Taking Bizarre And Thought-Provoking Photos
Would You Eat Insects If They Looked Like This?
This Japanese Artist Makes Sculptures Out Of Snow, And Here Are The Coolest Ones
Straight From Paris, HoKiou's Tiny Marvels Under Glass
Ukrainian Artist Made A Mesmerizing Sculpture Of Giant Raindrop Resting On Man’s Face
Amazing Deadpool Metal Sculpture Is a True Work of Art
Stressticles Stress Ball For When You’re Extra Stressed at Work
Creep Out Your Neighborhood With Baby Doll Head Planters
Creative Parents Build a Mad Max “War Rig” for Their Kids' Halloween Costumes
Dark Humor Art Animations by Kajetan Obarski