Gustave Doré is undoubtedly one of the most prodigious artists of the 19th century. At barely fifteen years of age he began a career as a caricaturist and then professional illustrator – which brought him international fame – before embracing all areas of creativity: drawing, painting, watercolour, engraving and sculpture.
From February 18th to May 11th 2014, the Musée d’Orsay will be devoting an exhibition to this amazing artist, who is also famous for applying his immense talent to different genres, from satire to history painting, delivering in turn, enormous canvases and more intimate paintings, flamboyant watercolors, pen and ink drawings, engravings, and also Baroque, humorous, monumental and enigmatic sculptures.
For your convenience, Hotel Aida Marais is located only 25 minutes away from the Museum with the Paris metro.
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm except Mondays
Price: 12€ (full rate)
Transportation: Musée d’Orsay (RER C) or Solférino (metro line 12)
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