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Gustave Dore exhibition now open in Ottawa
25 Jun 2014

The National Museum of Canada has just become home to a new exhibition called Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883): Master of Imagination.

The show features close to 100 pieces by the artist, who lived in the 1800s.

He started work creating caricatures when he was only 15, taking on work as an illustrator when he was older. Some of his famous works include illustrations in Perrault’s Fairy Tales.

Organisers promise that this show showcases his diversity with prints, watercolour works, drawings, sculpture and painting.

The exhibition closes September 14th, and is a collaboration between the Gallery and Paris' Musee d'Orsay, another popular art venue with tourists.

Indeed, the exhibition has already been shown in Paris, where it was at the Musee until May 11th this year.

The show represents the first time in three decades that there has been a comprehensive retrospective of Doré's work.

The show is arranged with seven themes in mind, such as religious art and literary art.

Film excerpts also form part of the experience - these are from cinematic names whose work shows the influence of Dore's own.

Admission cost is $16 for a full price ticket with several concessionary prices available. Kids aged under 12 get in free.The gallery opens throughout the week between 10am and 5pm, with extended opening on Thursdays.

It can be found in Ottawa, on Sussex Drive. The museum is known for its striking, appearance, featuring extensive transparent sections.

Ottawa is also home to attractions such as the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Visitors to Canada may well also want to take in Toronto, another of its large cities. Here the attractions include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Zoo and the Royal Ontario Museum. ADNFCR-408-ID-801730911-ADNFCR

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