Gustave Doré (1832-1883) : Master of Imagination - the exhibition catalogue from Musée D'Orsay/National Gallery of Canada available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Gustave Doré (1832-1883) : Master of Imagination

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A lavishly illustrated book which offers examples of Dore's work as a painter, watercolourist and sculptor as well as his better known black and white illustrations

Proclaimed “the most illustrious of illustrators,” Gustave Doré is best known for his engravings, which appeared in editions of the Bible, Danté’s Inferno, Poe’s The Raven, The Adventures of Don Quixote, and even in Hollywood, from King Kong to Seven. Yet the extent of his genius remains largely unknown. Here, along with his renowned illustrations, his paintings and sculptures are also examined, bringing to light the rich diversity of his talent.

Using watercolour, vivid oil paint, or sculpture, he demonstrated mastery in a vast scope of media, and in treatments ranging from monumental historical tableaux to landscapes to modest compositions. His work transcended techniques and eras, covering an inexhaustible range of subjects from Europe to the United States to Russia and revealing his insatiable curiosity. This comprehensive monograph accompanies an exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and at the National Gallery of Canada in 2014.

  • Author: Erika Dolphin
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Date published: August 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-2081316430
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 24.9 cm