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Dore's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan, were among his finest and most dramatic works. This volume presents superb reproductions of all 50 plates drawn by Doré and engraved in his studios for the original edition of Paradise Lost.

Artists and art lovers will find in these pages supreme examples of the illustrator's art. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, the Flood, Moses holding up the Ten Commandments, and the fearsome creatures Milton referred to as "Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire."

The dreamlike, otherworldly quality Doré often brought to his work seems especially appropriate for Paradise Lost with its lofty spirit and epic events. Indeed, Doré's grand conception seems to realize perfectly Milton's own poetic version. Appropriate quotes from the text of Paradise Lost are printed alongside each illustration. A plot summary of the entire poem is also included.

Dover (1992) unabridged republication of all 50 plates from Milton's Paradise Lost, originally published by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London, ca. 1866.

Synopsis:

All 50 of Doré's powerful illustrations for Milton's epic poem, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan. Appropriate quotes from the text are printed with each illustration.

Synopsis:

This volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Doré created for a 19th-century edition of "Paradise Lost." Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood.

Synopsis:

Gustave Dore's romantic style of illustration, imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem PARADISE LOST--recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan--were among Dore's finest works. This volume presents superb black-and-white reproductions of all 50 plates.

About the Author

French illustrator Gustave Doré (1833-83) began his prolific career at the age of 15, and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton, Dante, and the Bible to Rabelais, Shakespeare, and street scenes of 19th-century London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486277196
Author:
Dore, Gustave
Author:
Milton, John
Author:
Gustave
Author:
Dor
Author:
Doré, Gustave,
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eacute
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Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Milton, john, 1608-1674
Subject:
Milton, John
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Dore, gustave, 1832-1883
Subject:
Dore, Gustave
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Illustrations
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Milton, John - Illustrations
Subject:
Dore, Gustave - Themes, motives
Subject:
Crafts-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover pictorial archive series
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
All 50 of Doré's powerful illustrations for Milton's epic poem, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan. Appropriate quotes from the text are printed with each illustration.
"Synopsis" by ,
This volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Doré created for a 19th-century edition of "Paradise Lost." Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood.
"Synopsis" by , Gustave Dore's romantic style of illustration, imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem PARADISE LOST--recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan--were among Dore's finest works. This volume presents superb black-and-white reproductions of all 50 plates.
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