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La Fontaines Fables - Ingratitude and injustice of men

La Fontaines Fables - Ingratitude and injustice of men


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La Fontaines Fables - Ingratitude and injustice of men

Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Ingratitude and injustice of men towards fortune. A ship is blown away from the rocks by the winds of fortune

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This vintage engraving from La Fontaine's Fables, illustrated by Gustave Dore, captures the profound theme of ingratitude and injustice that men often display towards fortune. In this allegorical painting, we witness a dramatic scene unfolding along a rocky coastline. A majestic ship is perilously tossed about by the winds of fortune, threatening to crash upon treacherous rocks. The image beautifully portrays the delicate balance between luck and human actions. Dore's intricate woodcut technique brings to life the timeless tale penned by Jean de la Fontaine. As we gaze at this 19th-century masterpiece, we are transported back in time to an era where art and craft flourished in black and white elegance. The fusion of historical elements with mythical symbolism adds depth and intrigue to this illustration. The presence of Greek goddesses further enhances the narrative as they stand as speculative beings overseeing mankind's relationship with fortune. The wheel of fortune looms above them all, reminding us that our destinies can change in an instant. This print evokes nostalgia for a past era while also serving as a reminder that themes like gratitude and justice remain relevant today. It invites us to reflect on our own attitudes towards luck and how we navigate life's unpredictable waters. Duncan1890 has curated yet another remarkable piece from Fine Art Storehouse that captivates both history enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

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