The 100 illustrations that Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali did in the 1960s to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" are being exhibited in Sao Paulo, the last stop on a tour of Brazil.

The exhibition, which runs until Oct. 27, is being held at the Caixa Cultural in Sao Paulo.

The drawings were previously exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife.

Dali did the illustrations even though the Italian government decided not to go ahead with an initial request for the artist to recreate the work, curator Ana Rodrigues told Agencia Brasil.

Dali's drawings include Paradise, Purgatory and Hell as described by Dante. EFE