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Holy Week Feature: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Study for La Barca de Aqueronte by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo (The Boat of Charon) a scene in Hell as portrayed in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. 

The protagonist of the painting is the boatman of classical mythology named Charon, who is depicted as the personification of the merciless harvester of condemned souls with “eyes of coal” glaring forebodingly from the shadows at the boarding commuters.

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