Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish readers!

I've only recently noticed that Gustave Dorés Bible etchings have been colored and reprinted in two volumes! Israeli artist Isaac Inbal devoted 9 years of his life to complete the task. I presume that this has been done digitally?

Both the Old & New Testaments are available separately from here:


Paul Green said...

Dore's magnificent etchings are best left alone. Looking at Dore's original Jacob Wrestling The Angel alongside the gaudy colorized version only makes me appreciate Dore's original etchings even more.

Bible artist said...

I know what you mean Paul. There have been other less successful attempts to colorize Dore's pictures - see I chose the best example.

Coloring etchings does seem to hide the detail!