Gustave Doré (1832-1883). The Power of the Imagination, exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay

From Tuesday, February 11 2014 to Sunday, May 11 2014

A creative genius.

Gustave Doré was one of the most prodigious artists of the nineteenth century. At just 15 years old he began a career as a cartoonist, before becoming a professional illustrator - which earned him international fame. From there, he went on to embrace all areas of creation: drawing, painting, watercolours, printmaking and sculpture.

Doré's immense talent also pushed him to experiment within various genres, from satire to history. He produced both gigantic paintings and more intimate works, flamboyant watercolours and virtuoso washes, prints, drawings, whimsical illustrations, and also sculptures ranging from the baroque, to the comic, via monumental and enigmatic works.

Gustave Doré has proved very influential within the contemporary creative imagination, inspiring many artists, from Van Gogh to Terry Gilliam, not to mention his influence on comics. This exhibition - the first retrospective in 30 years - looks to explore all of these aspects. 

Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum

1 rue de la Légion-d'Honneur
75007 Paris
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