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    Gustave Dore

    My art teacher wants me to do a large illo of Cantos 24 from the Inferno,
    and gave me a few artists to look up- Botacelli, Dore, etc.-

    I knew I had seen Dore's work before, but I had forgotten what it looked like. So I looked him up on google, and
    OMIGOD.

    He has some of the most epic things I have ever seen, ESPECIALLY for way back - scenes that seem to be right out of Lord of the Rings or something,

    He is just radical!

    If anyone has some knowledge they can spread about him, please do so!!!

    Here is a link to a web gallery.


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    he is no doubt one of my favorite artists evah!

    he no doubt has some of the best compositions ive seen out there, I've tried learning from him a few times, but i really should take the time out of my dad to do thumbnail studies of his work to just focus on composition.

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    Check out the high res ones on ARC:
    http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=95

    Absolutely adore his stuff. His engravings are insane. The stuff he did with light was just gorgeous.
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    and his work can be bought through dover publishing. so its cheap.
    always a plus.

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    and his work can be bought through dover publishing. so its cheap.
    always a plus.
    Ah, yes - one of my fave Dover books is a reprint of his volume "London: A Pilgrimmage." Drawings and stories of an entire exploration of London, from royal gardens to the slums of the East End...

    His stuff is truly amazing.
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    I was gonna get some of those Dover books, so I guess it's worth it?

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    dore is the man. i suggest getting the dover books, its good to have them in hardcopy.

    http://www.therionweb.de/gallery.htm

    ^ awesome high res gallery of dore and some other artists, notably Brom and Frazetta

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    That gallery has some new stuff to me, Awesome!!!! thanks for the links.

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    Dore's Illustrations from the Bible are definitely super tight as well.
    Puts Sunday School in a whole different light :.

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    Check out the work that he did for The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Some of those images are just haunting.

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    I have just recently fell in love with Dore's work. Some of my most favorite are his Rime of the Ancient Mariner engravings. I'm looking for a high rez version of this:

    Gustave Dore

    If anyone can find one please let me know. I've been looking everywhere for this.

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    That's cool! Never heard of that before- definitley gonna check it out. Does he have a Dover book on that perchance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford
    That's cool! Never heard of that before- definitley gonna check it out. Does he have a Dover book on that perchance?
    You bet:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Marine...dp/0486223051/

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    Sweet.

    Thanks Elwell!

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    the Dore illos for the poems of william Blake and the Milton are also awsome

    and you might like The graphic novels of Lynd Ward. more art nouveau than Dore but very cool

    and the Goya etchings. disasters of war

    chaos
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ight=chaos%27s

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