Daumier: The Heroism of Modern Life

Daumier: The Heroism of Modern Life

by John Berger, T.J. Clarke, Peter Doig, Catherine Lampert
     
 

Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) is perhaps best known for his political and social caricatures, precise and witty observations of life in 19th-century France. This authoritative new study provides a long-overdue assessment of his work, bringing together his paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and lithographs, all of which were greatly admired in his

Overview

Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) is perhaps best known for his political and social caricatures, precise and witty observations of life in 19th-century France. This authoritative new study provides a long-overdue assessment of his work, bringing together his paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and lithographs, all of which were greatly admired in his day. Later fêted by Van Gogh and Picasso, Daumier’s art continues to be appreciated by contemporary artists.
Lavishly illustrated with works from throughout Daumier’s career, including the satirical lithographs that made his name, the book focuses on the innovative paintings and drawings that formed his more private output. These lesser-known works reveal the artist’s ambitious range of subject matter and confirm Daumier’s unique place in art history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907533327
Publisher:
Royal Academy Publications
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Berger is a well-known art critic, novelist, painter, and poet. T. J. Clark is an art historian. Peter Doig is a Scottish-born painter. Catherine Lampert is former director of the Whitechapel Gallery. Michael Pantazzi is former chief curator at the National Gallery of Canada. Edouard Papet is chief curator at the Musée d’Orsay. Judith Weschler is an art historian. Sarah Lea is curatorial assistant at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

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