Exhibitions, Musée du dessin et de l’estampe, Gravelines

Exhibitions, Musée du dessin et de l’estampe, Gravelines

Two exhibitions to discover until June 19, 2022 !


> Gustave Doré, Creator of worlds

“Artist with an unbridled imagination”

Gustave Doré (1832- 1883) is best known for his prolific output of 10000  illustrating drawings.
The prints were created directly on wood and are thought to have been interpreted by virtuoso engravers using chisels and gouges. Two names appear on prints, signed at the same height, on one side that of Gustave Doré on the other that of his engraving interpreter, Pisan, Pannemaker…. Original figure of Dark Romanticism, Gustave Doré combines the expression of passions and spectacular visions to compose powerful images.
His illustrations accompany the Great Texts of world literature (Works by Rabelais, Dante’s Inferno, Don Quixote by Cervantes ..) bringing these stories to new life.” .” Virginie Caudron


Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Bonnet Dupeyron (19e)
The Descent Into The Malebolge
plate. XL1 for the Divine Comedy – Hell, 1868 Wood engraving  – Musée de Gravelines collection. Photo Franck Boucourt

> Making collages is dreaming, by Philippe Lemaire

“Using my scissors in Doré’s work, I have a few confessions to make. My passion for images was born very early, in the bookshop of my hometown and led me here and was closely followed by the passion for collage. Despite the temptations, I have refrained from cutting up an old book, for a long time. the only excuse when faced with the condition of some books: breathe new life into them!”

Philippe Lemaire (1951 – )
Dreams of escape
2020, collage – Private collection

(Extract from the press kit)

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