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4 Apr 2019

Over 120 works by Gustave Dore to be on display in Gomel

Over 120 works by Gustave Dore to be on display in Gomel
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GOMEL, 4 April (BelTA) - A large-scale exhibition of works by Gustave Dore, outstanding French artist, graphic artist, illustrator of the 19th century, is scheduled to open in the Art Gallery of Gavriil Vashchenko in Gomel  on 5 April, BelTA learned from the gallery.

The exhibition features over 120 illustrations that earned Gustave Dore international recognition. Here are just a few of them: Milton's Paradise Lost, Dante's Divine Comedy, Cervantes’ Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote, Raspe’s The Surprising  adventures of Baron Munchausen,  La Fontaine's Fables, Perrault’s Fairy Tales, and Bible illustrations made in lithography technique at the end of the 19th century.

Gustave Dore created a new style in art, cultivated a taste for it in the public and discovered new facets in book illustrations. The artist followed the plot exactly, almost literally, revealing to readers all the feelings, experiences, doubts, emotions and passions of the characters, the Art Gallery of Gavriil Vashchenko informed.

“Making a name for himself in France, Dore rose to international prominence while still alive. He was regarded as an artist capable of adding luster to even most ordinary romantic fables with his illustrations. Publishers were queuing up for the right to be the first to get Gustave Dore’s illustrations for their books,” the art gallery added.

An impressive number of works, a lot of books, excellent engravings, with their characteristic humor and gloomy magnificence – people will admire all these in Gomel.

Gustave Dore Masterpieces exhibition will last until 2 June.

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