Daumier: 1808-1879 Henri Loyrette

ISBN: 9780300083590

Published: March 11th 2000

Hardcover

599 pages


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Daumier: 1808-1879  by  Henri Loyrette

Daumier: 1808-1879 by Henri Loyrette
March 11th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 599 pages | ISBN: 9780300083590 | 6.80 Mb

Honori-Victorin Daumier was a masterfully versatile artist, creating powerful works in lithography, pen and ink, sculpture, watercolor, and oil. This beautiful book explores the astonishing breadth of his achievement. Written by eminent figures inMoreHonori-Victorin Daumier was a masterfully versatile artist, creating powerful works in lithography, pen and ink, sculpture, watercolor, and oil.

This beautiful book explores the astonishing breadth of his achievement. Written by eminent figures in the artworld, the book illuminates Daumiers success as a political and social satirist, showing how he identified with the dispossessed, the poor, and the oppressed. The authors point out that lithography was Daumiers weapon in humorous attacks on patronage (Gargantua) and in stark exposures of injustice (Rue Transnonain), while his paintings and drawings recorded scenes of emigration (The Fugitives), and public transport (The Third-Class Carriage).

Daumiers sculpture parodied political abuses (Ratapoil) and caricatured pompous and self-important public figures (The Celebrites series from La Caricature and Le Charivari), and his watercolours captured his disdain for lawyers and judges (The Speech for the Defence) and his empathy for the poor (The Soup). With lavish reproductions, each accompanied by apparatus, commentary, and provenance, the book is a vivid testimony of Daumiers ongoing legacy. This book is the catalogue for an exhibi



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