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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Blair said...

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

Still a great work of art though.

13 Mar 2009, 07:08:00  
Blogger StephenR said...

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

13 Mar 2009, 12:17:00  
OpenID minotauromachia said...

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.

13 Jul 2009, 02:12:00  

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