Friday, 13 March 2009

(Illustration from) Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ – Gustav Doré (1832-1883)

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Doré’s woodcut illustrations for Milton’s Paradise Lost were completed in 1866.

In an era in which no man had ever flown, except in a balloon, this would have been a startling and dramatic image. 

Still is.

3 comments:

  1. The correct term is falling. He's being cast out of heaven. :-)

    Still a great work of art though.

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  2. Now that I know the context of this work, it really is quite something.

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  3. Like Goethe and Dante, Milton was canonized singlehandedly through his best work. Paradise Lost has that line by line virtuosity that Borges praised in Virgil.

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