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Exhibition April 23 − June 20
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Masterpieces by Gustave Dore

Ples State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve presents an exhibition "Masterpieces by Gustave Dore".

Visitors will see 126 original lithographs from a private English collection (published in 1880, London). All works are accompanied by texts from the works they illustrate. This is the most ambitious project of works by an outstanding French artist and graphic artist of the 19th century. Gustave Dore, who remains to this day the greatest illustrator of literary works.

Dore created a new style in art, instilled in the public a taste for it and opened new, previously unseen facets in book illustration. His engravings are captivating at first sight. An impressive number of works, a huge coverage of literary works, which he illustrated with his characteristic richness of imagination, the poetic beauty of some of his prints, the humor of others and the dark splendor of others - all these are sources for genuine admiration for the artist's skill. The exhibition in Plyos presents illustrations to the works that brought G. Dore world fame: Milton's Paradise Lost, Dante's Divine Comedy, Chateaubriand's Atala, Sly Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha by Cervantes, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen by R. E Raspe, La Fontaine's Fables, L'Epin's Legend of the Werewolf, Perrault's Fairy Tales, and Bible illustrations.

Based on site materials Plessk State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve.