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1 Gustave Doré Maria Starodubtseva Ph-51 Lucifer is Cast Out of Heaven, J. Milton’s “Paradise Lost” ( )

2 Contents Childhood “Journal pour rire” Creative work Main works –F–François Rabelais –D–Dante’s “Divine Comedy” –C–Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” –T–The Bible Some details References Enide and The Countess, A.Tennyson’s "Idylls of the King"

3 Doré, (Louis Auguste) Paul Gustave (6 Jan Jan.1883) Born in Strasbourg, Elsase Parents: Pierre-Louis- Christophe Doré (engineer) and Alexandrine Pluchare At the age of five drew on every piece of paper he could find Caricatured parents, friends and teachers Studied at the Lycée Charlemagne in Bourg-en- Bresse

4 “Le Journal Pour Rire” (Paris, ) Gustave came to Paris at 1847 A 3-year contract: a drawing a week for Charles Philipon’s “Journal Pour Rire” Caricatures in lithography technique A Great Exhibition of 1851

5 From caricature to illustration Rested fame on wood engravings in 1852 Began from cheap editions Self-education –Regularly visited: art workshops the Louvre –Studied engravings in the Bibliothéque Nationale Drew in romantic style with: –attention to detail –amazing imagery –accuracy in depicting human figures Lafontaine’s “The Grasshopper and the Ant” (1867)

6 “Gargantua and Pantagruel” (1854) Illustrations full of grotesque and irony Human and bestial mixed New type of illustrated book: prints and text are closely bounded Alternation of picture size to show composition peculiarities of the work

7 «DIVINE COMEDY» ( ) Mysterious atmosphere of illustrations Each illustration as a separate picture Hell, Dante’s “Divine Comedy” (1861)

8 DIVINE COMEDY: Hell (1861) Michelangelo's tradition in drawing of hell Visual effect by peculiarities of composition and light Dark key Narrow space full of sinners’ figures

9 Divine Comedy: Purgatory “Purgatory”s key is lighter than “Hell”s Wide landscape with forest chiket and clear night sky

10 Illustrations are full of dazzle glitter Dante’s atmosphere of the poem Divine Comedy: Paradise (1869)

11 Don Quixote ( ) Ridicule of knight novels (non- romantic tradition) Predomination of Contour Spanish nature and mode of life Considered to be the best illustrations of “Don Quixote”

12 The Bible ( ) A group of engravers around Doré A little chained and academic Illustration Two types of prints: –The Old Testament – background and atmosphere predominate –The New Testament – dryly, lack of spontaneous vivacity New Jerusalem (The Old Testament)

13 Some details about Doré Phenomenal memory (drew without nature) Very prolific – woodcutts for over 90 books Could gain francs per morning making about 20 drawings Wanted to be a painter, but critics didn’t receive him Could have illustrated “Demon” and “Ruslan and Lyudmila” The Death-Fires Danced at Night, S.T.Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1875)

14 References Ch. Perrault’s “Sleeping Beauty” (1861)

15 Gustave Doré Maria Starodubtseva Ph-51 The 2nd Crusaders See the Remains of the 1st Crusaders, “The History of the Crusaders” (1875)


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