Gustave Doré (1832-1883): The Power of the Imagination

18 February 2014 - 11 May 2014
Regarded as one of the most prolific and important illustrators of the 19th century, Gustave Doré’s work will be showcased in a new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay.

This sweeping exhibition will cover a broad swath of his work, from drawings and paintings to watercolours, engravings and even sculpture. Known primarily as the illustrator of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, The Bible, Dante’s Inferno, and a number of other canonical texts by Rabelais, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Balzac, and Poe, Doré is renowned as a literary and cultural tour de force. His dark and graphic pieces are spellbinding to behold, and the exhibition also examines how his works inspired later artists ranging from Van Gogh to Terry Gilliam.

18th February–11th May
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris
Tel. +33 1 40 49 48 14

Image © Muse´e d’Orsay, Dist.RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt