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Gustave Doré, The Dark Divine Comedy

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Le Christ sortant du tombeau. Artist: Gustave Doré (French, Strasbourg 1832-1883 Paris); Date: 1850-83; CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

A prolific and extremely talented wood and steel engraver, illustrator, and sculptor Gustave Doré created masterful illustrated Visions.

Angels, demons, historical drama, and human tragedy filled his detailed etchings. The Paradise Lost illustrations and Dante's Divine Comedy have become so praised that many have become macabre popular culture items in their own right. 

Doré's vast works are narrative and iconic, featuring dramatic use of contrast and no aversion to darker themes. His large compositions and intricately detailed etching fit well with the historically weighty projects Dore commonly took on. We have selected some of our favourite pieces from the Paradise Lost & Divine Comedy series as well as others. 

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 A Doré wood engraving illustration from The Divine Comedy

 A Doré wood engraving illustration from The Divine Comedy

 

The Inferno, Canto 21 Gustave Doré

The Inferno, Canto 21 

"A Celestial Light," art psoter print Gustave Doré

Gustave Dore "A Celestial Light" 

 

Gustave Doré-La chute des anges rebelles

Gustave Doré "La chute des Anges Rebelles"

 


L'Énigme

L'Énigme

 

 

Gustave Doré pale horse art poster print

Death on the Pale Horse

 

sea monster gustave dore

 

Gustave Dore - Loch Lomond, 1875

Gustave Dore - Loch Lomond, 1875

  

Lucifer Descends

Lucifer Descends 

The Inferno Canto 13 by Gustave Doré

The Inferno Canto 13 by Gustave Doré

 dore monster  

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