108: The Deluge

Nov 2010

Gustave Dorè (Paris, January 6, 1832 – January 23, 1883) did woodcuts to illustrate books: Don Quixote, Dante's Inferno, The Bible. This scene depicts Noah's Flood. This is not a painting but rather a print, red ink on sketch pad paper. Instead of wood, this technique uses linoleum glued to a slab of particle board , the lines scooped out with a gouge.