Mason Milani’s current series of etchings are skillfully premeditated scenes that depict a unique story influenced by the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, author of the 14th century poem, Inferno. Images depict the temperament of Classical Italian Renaissance. A human reaction to agony/love, heaven/hell, and other unimaginable suffering is juxtaposed to the beauty of Renaissance architectural icons.
“The basis of this series is an exploration of the duality between fear and faith in Catholicism. I have always been fascinated with massive cathedrals and their intricately carved images of the Last Judgment where the damned are depicted in unimaginable suffering. The grandeur of these architectural icons and the contrast between their depictions of Heaven and Hell…”
Milani’s etchings are currently on exhibit at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The exhibit runs through September 28, 2012. The works are for sale. To purchase work or questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-368-0722.