Dore's Illustrations For Ariosto's "orlando Furioso": A Selection of 208 Illustrations by Gustave DoreDore's Illustrations For Ariosto's "orlando Furioso": A Selection of 208 Illustrations by Gustave Dore

Dore's Illustrations For Ariosto's "orlando Furioso": A Selection of 208 Illustrations

byGustave Dore

Paperback | April 1, 1980

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This collection contains 208 of Dore's finest illustrations for Ariosto's magnificent epic poem, painstakingly reproduced from a beautifully printed 19th century German edition. The illustrations range from brilliant quick sketches to highly finished and shaded studies, many of which convey an incomparable feeling of metaphysical gloom. Against this stark backdrop, a panorama of jousting knights, damsels in distress, heroic deeds, romantic interludes, and mystical events comes to life under Doré's exuberant pen style.
Born in Reggio, Italy, in 1474, Ludovico Ariosto lived most of his life in Ferrara, in northern Italy. He enjoyed the patronage first of Cardinal Ippolito and then of the cardinal's brother, Alfonso, Duke of Este, who had been his inseparable companion in youth. Aristo composed a mock epic of chivalry titled Orlando Furioso. It appeare...
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Title:Dore's Illustrations For Ariosto's "orlando Furioso": A Selection of 208 IllustrationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 1980Publisher:Dover Publications

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ISBN - 10:048623973X

ISBN - 13:9780486239736

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