There’s a great complilation of all of Gustav Dore’s bible etchings here. Browse through…there’s some great stuff there.
Dore’s theology expressedin art is the product of his day, and may vary from today’s understanding on some points. But for sheer artistic expression, it is unrivaled in the beauty of its depth and dimension. His techniques of shading by use of dots and crosshatching are complex applications of the simplest tecniques, enabling him to show to the world the visions within him. His art expresses intense mood in a clarity achieved by few, meditation upon which can expand upon one’s comprehension of the natures of biblical characters, places and events. Seek out his works toward that end…
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