Michael Mazur

by ck

Michael Mazur, master printmaker, painter, and sculptor, spent time in both Cambridge and Provincetown.  I feel a strange closeness to him.  I once read that he latched onto Dante’s Inferno early on in life; he later went on to illustrate Robert Pinsky’s translation.

Here are a few of his images from Inferno.

Canto_Vi“Canto VI, The Lustful” / etching and aquatint

Canto_IV“Canto IV, Limbo” / etching and aquatint

Canto_XXXIVii“Canto XXXIVii, Once More the Stars” / etching and aquatint

Not all of his work is so dark, so here’s something to cheer you up


“Rain on Water” / woodcut

All images from here and here.