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|Author: Gustave Dore|
|Landscape, Painting, Oil on copperplate, 109x169.5 cm|
|Origin: France, 1878|
Dore is best known today for his book illustrations, but he himself was most committed to his work as a painter. In 1873-1874 he visited Scotland, which inspired him to produce a number of landscapes, including this depiction of a steep gorge. This is a typical example of late Romanticism, a grandiose panoramic mountain landscape, its vast scale indicated by the tiny trees and animals on the slopes. Amazed by the cruel beauty and majesty of the northern landscape, Dore captured this wild, uninhabited region, full of danger for man. He introduced that note of disturbance by filling the sky with gloomy, huddled clouds, wrapped around the top of the hill. The many layers of the mountain relief is emphasised by the splashing river which winds its way between the boulders and the alternation of illuminated and shaded areas. The solid treatment of forms in the foreground and the soft outline of the mountain tops on the horizon reinforce the effect of spacial depth. The colour scheme is built up of a harmonious combination of olive-green, yellowish-brown and greyish-blue tones.
|Source of entry: 1920|
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