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Exhibition: Gustave Doré, a traveller around Andalusia

Gustave Doré, Malaga cathedral and port, 1865. Wood engraving. University of Cantabria Graphic Art Collection. Pedro Casado Cimiano collection

The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga offers a series of wood engravings, depicting romantic Andalusia as seen through the eyes of 19th century European travellers, by famous French painter Gustave Doré.

Gustave Doré loved Spain and all things Spanish, and travelled the length and breadth of the country in the company of hispanicist Jean-Charles Davillier. They followed in the footsteps of the many foreign artists who visited Spain over the course of the 19th century, which contributed to the widespread romanticisation of the country in Europe. They collected a series of images and letters in order to paint a more authentic picture of the impressions from their journey. These were published over several issues of the magazine “Le Tour du Monde” between 1862 and 1873.

The 40 wood engravings which are featured in this exhibition show the monuments, cities, landscapes and folk customs that had captured the imagination of many a traveller. These high-quality works also highlight Doré’s knack for story-telling and his extraordinary talent for drawing.

General information

Dates
Apr 6, 2018 to Jul 15, 2018
Theme
Painting

Category
Exhibition



Location and contact

Venue
Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga

Plaza Carmen Thyssen
29008 Málaga
Malaga, Andalusia
Telephone  +34 902303131
E-mail  info@carmenthyssenmalaga.org
Website  http://www.carmenthyssenmalaga.org

Contact details
Telephone  +34 902303131
E-mail  info@carmenthyssenmalaga.org
Website  http://www.carmenthyssenmalaga.org


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Timetables

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €4,50

Reduced: €2,50

Groups: €3,50

Free admission

admission free for under-18s and on Sundays after 5.00 pm.

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Website  http://entradas.carmenthyssenmalaga.org/museos.aspx

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