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Gustave Doré (1832-1883)



Gustave Doré (1832-1883): The Power of the Imagination
FRANCE
PARIS  •  Musée d'Orsay  •  Until 11 May 2014
 

At barely fifteen years of age Gustave Doré (1832-1883) began a career as a caricaturist and then professional illustrator – which brought him international fame – before embracing all areas of creativity: drawing, painting, watercolour, engraving and sculpture.

Doré also applied his immense talent to different genres, from satire to history painting, delivering in turn, enormous canvases and more intimate paintings, flamboyant watercolours, virtuoso washes, incisive pen and ink drawings, engravings, fanciful illustrations, as well as Baroque, humorous, monumental and enigmatic sculptures.

As an illustrator, Doré set himself the challenge of the greatest texts (the Bible, Dante, Rabelais, Perrault, Cervantes, Milton, Shakespeare, Hugo, Balzac, Poe), which turned him into a real purveyor of European culture.



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Contact: Musée d'Orsay
62, rue de Lille
75007 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 40 49 48 14

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