Fantasy and Faith: The Art of Gustave Doré

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Yale University Press, 2007 - 212 páginas
Gustave Dor (1832-1883) is best known as one of the finest book illustrators of the nineteenth century, but he was also a painter and sculptor of international repute. His illustrated Bible, first published in 1865, has appeared in over 700 editions and in its day was the most successful book in the world. Mentioned by Mark Twain, it has influenced a wide range of popular imagery from the films of Cecil B. DeMille to the illustrations of Edward Gorey. Religious subjects also feature in Dor ’s large-scale paintings as well as political commentaries on events of his time, genre scenes, and dramatic landscapes that were especially popular with noted American collectors.
This beautifully illustrated book situates Dor in the context of French nineteenth-century art, focuses on his major works, and assesses his impact on North American collectors and museums.
 

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Images of fantasy and horror, melancholy and memory are intrinsic to French artist Gustave Dor�'s (1832-83) work, but as this first English study in 25 years points out, his illustrations are ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Preface
LAnnee Terrible and Political Imagery
37
CARICATURES AND PRINTS
91
PORTRAITS
111
DRAWINGS
129
Appreciating Gustave Dore in America
143
Checklist of Dores Work in North American Collections
177
Notes
191
Bibliographic Abbreviations
205
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Acerca del autor (2007)

Eric Zafran is curator of European painting and sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Robert Rosenblum is Henry Ittleson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art at New York University. Lisa Small is associate curator at the Dahesh Museum of Art.

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