Art Styles in the Industrial 19th Century
 






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Gustave Dore

 

born Jan. 6, 1832, Strasbourg, Fr.
died Jan. 23, 1883, Paris


French printmaker, one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19th century, whose exuberant and bizarre fantasy created vast dreamlike scenes widely emulated by Romantic academicians.

In 1847 he went to Paris and from 1848 to 1851 produced weekly lithographic caricatures for the Journal pour Rire and several albums of lithographs (1847–54). His later fame rested on his wood-engraved book illustrations. Employing more than 40 woodcutters, he produced over 90 illustrated books. Among his finest were an edition of the Oeuvres de Rabelais (1854), Les Contes drolatiques of Balzac (1855), thelarge folio Bible (1866), and the Inferno of Dante (1861). He also painted many large compositions of a religious or historical character and had some success as a sculptor; his work in those media, however, lacks the spontaneous vivacity of his illustrations.
 


 





The Bible Illustrations


 

 

 




The History of the


Crusades


 

 

 



DANTE ALIGHIERI


"The Divine Comedy"



 

 

 



ARIOSTO


"Orlando Furioso"



 

 

 



RABELAIS


"Gargantua and

 Pantagruel"



 

 

 



MILTON


"Paradise Lost"


 

 

 



CERVANTES


"Don Quixote"





 

 

 



TENNYSON


"Idylls of the King"



 

 

 



EDGAR POE
 

"The Raven"



 

 

 



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