Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Great Imaginist

Gustave Doré was a great artist, though not usually considered a great painter, though he dearly wanted to be.

He was a great IMAGINIST, preparing thousands of drawings and paintings for the engraving process that the publishing media was limited to at the time.

As I have indicated before, I would dearly love to see a large book dedicated to Doré's non-engraved works.

Gustave Doré — les fées — 19th century

Alright, sort of one more green theme to ease us out the door.


Ray M Salvatore said...

This is a very nice blog you've created! I found it while searching for Norman Lindsay art in google images. I feel very lucky to finally have access, via internet, to the ocean of glorious art that is now so widely available, thanks to people like you.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you, Ray. Welcome. It is an endless sea!

Annie said...

Hi Thom,
Thank you for finding this image. Surprisingly, even though it is so totally and completely different, I can relate this image to Dore's Little Red Riding Hood, something about the faces of the two fairy women. It looks like some hapless non-fairy folk have wandered to where they are not permitted.