Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Exhibition illustrates the creative freedom Gustave Doré's religious art

This exhibition is composed of three enormous canvases, two engravings and one illustrated Bible. In this image: Gustave Doré (1832-1883), The Dream of Pilate's Wife, ca. 1874.
PORTUGAL---A small, but interesting selection of works from French artist and engraver Gustave Dore (1832-1883) is being exhibited in "Fervor and Fantasy: the Passion of Christ" according to Gustave at the Museo de Arte de Ponce. The exhibition invites the public to discover and understand how Dore created images totally original from the Gospel texts. This creative freedom came from, in part, the fact that his economic motor did not come from religious institutions, but from private clients, and the enormous commercial success of the artist is attributed to his ability to appeal to the aesthetic and religious sensibility of his contemporaries. [link]

The Museo de Arte de Ponce: "Fervor and Fantasy: the Passion of Christ" (Ends September 28, 2015); 2325 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo, Ponce, Puerto Rico; (787) 848-0505; museoarteponce.org