It is said he brought the « power of the imagination to Europe ». Mainly thanks to his illustrations… Gustave Doré has illuminated a big part of the 19th century with black, verve and humour! Discover the « Doré » way of life thanks to the beautiful exhibition the Musée d'Orsay dedicated to him until June 5.
It is true that the Musée d'Orsay is a cult place for all those who love 19th century art in Paris. The former train station revisited as a museum was the ideal place to present this big exhibition about Gustave Doré (1832-1883), mainly celebrated for his incredible etchings of the works of Dante, Rabelais, Hugo or Balzac.
Original or imaginary. This time, in stead of just stopping at the illustrations that may have made the French artist famous, the exhibition meticulously reveals all the other sides of his work and his talents. From drawing to painting, from watercolour to sculpture. Often original or imaginary, the inspiration of Doré is expressed in all ranges of emotion!
He was the one who invented 3D! Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267-1337) is a true revolutionary around 1290 when he introduces convergence lines, and organises perspective as well as shades in his compositions. Do not miss the beautiful exhibition that the Musée du Louvre dedicated to this important figure of the Italian Quattrocento. Until July 15.
Shades, convergence lines, a perspective… It didn’t need much to invent 3D! For us, that seems basic, but before Giotto, this was unknown. Dante, Petrarch, Boccacio, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; they all praised Giotto’s virtues!
Sensitive painting. For his formal inventions, of course, but also for his sensitiveness as a painter in front of bodies and landscapes. Seeing the thirty odd paintings, drawings, illuminations and sculptures, you’ll be surprised by the life that passes through his work as well as by his work as such! http://www.louvre.fr/expositions/giotto-e-compagni