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The Art of Gustave Doré


Gustave Doré (1832-1883) is one of the great artists associated with the Golden Age of Illustration.


The Gustave Doré Collection at Spirit of the Ages includes art images from some of Doré's seminal work. As a valuable reference

resource, options are also provided for purchasing a range of gifts, including reproduction prints, posters and greeting cards.


The genius of Gustave Doré is one of the marvels of 19th Century art. The range of Pagan and Christian imagery exhibited through his

work belies a colossal imagination and a magnificent apprehension of all possible conditions of human experience. His lofty insight into

the mysteries of Spiritual existence as reflected from Earthly actualities entitle him to be classed among the great creative geniuses of

all time.


Gustave Dore (vintage photograph)

When the viewer considers any of his illustrations - including those accompanying the "Holy Bible",

Michaud's "History of the Crusades", Dante's "Inferno" and "Purgatory and Paradise", and Milton's

"Paradise Lost" - the exquisite use of light and shade, rhythmic movement and dramatic composition

is unmistakable.








On the left, we show a vintage photograph

of Gustave Doré


It has been claimed that no artist has ever been more familiar with the subtleties of colour that form the gamut of tones and semitones

between black and white, nor handled them with greater skill and delicacy. In some ways, it is as though human nature has been

thoroughly imbued with the allegorical - as well as the artistic - significance of nature's great resolvent: tone.


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Doré's art appeals to the heart, the intellect, the love of humanity and the inspiration of the human Soul towards grand ideas. It is art that

outlasts change, fashion, death and decay. In his lighter works, as in those that are more serious, Doré shows in even the smallest details

of creation the universality of genius. His art illustrates famous allegory on a colossal scale - to delight young and old.


One can form the impression that something supernatural and unearthly, something that belongs to the realm of the unseen has been revealed through the genius of Doré.

To the lovers of his drawing, Doré presents a splendid phantasmagoria of shapes that never were on sea or land and yet are intensely real, warm and vital. In doing so, he

is sympathetic to Nature in all her phases, adding an intuitive and instinctive grasp of the Soul of cosmic forces.


We invite you to take the time to peruse the wonderful artwork from Gustave Doré that is included in the Collection - to view images from any one of Doré's suites listed

below, simply 'click' on the hyperlinks embedded within the titles and the images. By following the hyperlinks, you will also find further information about Gustave Doré, his

illustrations and options for purchasing Fine Art Posters and Greeting Cards.




Published illustrations from Gustave Doré



Gustave Doré

''Holy Bible''

241 images

Gustave Doré

''History of the Crusades''

100 images

Gustave Doré


76 images

Gustave Doré

''Purgatory and Paradise''

60 images

Gustave Doré

''Paradise Lost''

50 images


Gustave Dore - illustration from the ''Holy Bible''

Gustave Dore - illustration from Michaud's ''History of the Crusades''

Gustave Dore - illustration from Dante's ''Inferno''

Gustave Dore - illustration from Milton's ''Paradise Lost''







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