Monday, October 04, 2010

Dario Rivarossa: Flying thru Chaos

Flying thru Chaos
Translator and Artist
(Image from Image Shack)

Fellow Miltonist Dario Rivarossa posted a link on the Milton List to the above image drawn and colored by him to illustrate Satan's flight through chaos in escaping from Hell (Cf. PL 2.917f).

Based on Satan's appearance, however, I couldn't resist quoting that old cowboy favorite:
I'm going to leave,
ol' Texas now.
There's no more use,
for the longhorn cow . . .
Click here for the entire rendition of "Old Texas (The Cowman's Lament)," sung by Marty Robbins to the tune of "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prarie." Dario clicked for the song and visibly laughed:
:-D That's funny , Jeffery!
He then linked to the anime masterpiece that had inspired his own work of art . . . but I rather prefer Dario's reworking of that original, which appears as one of his Paradise Drawn series -- a series not yet online, so no link to those creative illustrations.

Now back to grading papers . . .

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At 6:34 AM, Blogger Dario said...

The complete series can be seen in the Milton-L website

starting from September 2010: one drawing per week. There will be 21 of them.

Hope you'll enjoy them!

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Good point about the series being accessible online piecemeal.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:19 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Where can you see these? I'd like to have a look.

At 3:53 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Follow Dario's link to the Milton List, click on September, and look for Dario's "Paradise Drawn" posts, starting with number 1.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:11 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Found 'em, but can't get 'em to open.

At 2:31 AM, Blogger Dario said...



I can send you the drawings by email (each week, and with a feed-back to the previous #) if you like it.

You can find my email address in the Milton-List: please send me a private msg if you like this solution.


At 8:38 PM, Anonymous dhr said...

btw, the only book I worked on as a professional illustrator, several years ago, was:

see cover (not by me)

brief autobiography by the Vietnamese catholic cardinal F.-X. Van Thuan.

well, right yesterday the Vatican said that on Oct. 22 they will officially open the "trial" which will finally lead to declare Van Thuan a saint.

Art brings luck.

At 1:59 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...


Thanks. I'll contact you soon.



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