Thursday, February 8, 2018

hereeeeere's honoré (the political satirist)

this is a caricature of "Tragala" a character in the play Vingt ans plus tard (twenty years later). daumier is depicting the King Louis-Philippe as the actor emmanuel lepeintre in his role (Tragala) in the play. the big belly of the artist represented a perfect similarity to the king's own figure. now the king wears the uniform of a police-officer (chef des alguazils).

study of faces (daumier would use these for his political lampooning)

daumier, past, present, future

more of daumier here.

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