Etched into my Mind: Gustave Doré

I take a look at one of my favourite artists, Gustav Doré, most famous for his etchings (mostly wood, sometimes metal) but who was also a remarkable painter and illustrator.

I go through a few of my favourite pieces, mainly from La Comedia Divina, The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, Paradise Lost, by John Milton and Doré’s etchings for the Bible.

Celestial Classics: Pluto and Orpheus

Exploring the far-off dwarf planet, and trans-neptunian object, Pluto as both a planet and the mythological God of the Underworld. Included is a discussion about Orpheus, both the legendary poet and musician of ancient Greece and asteroid 3361 Orpheus, a Near-Earth asteroid designated as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid. Exploring themes of death, rebirth, katabasis, eschatology and all sorts of other lovely stuff along the way we come to the ultimate conclusion. Pluto is all about love.