Honore Daumier: Painter Or Cartoonist?
Queen's Quarterly 1999, Summer, 106, 2
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BRUCE LAUGHTON, Emeritus Professor of art history at Queen's University, is the author of The Drawings of Daumier and Millet, and Honore Daumier, both published by Yale University Press. Daumier's mastery of the caricature, coupled with his razor wit, makes him a true pioneer of the demanding art of the cartoon. His attacks on the hypocrisy and smugness of the upper crust of nineteenth-century France have lost none of their power 150 years later. His indignation at government oppression and corruption seamlessly dovetails with the deep love and respect he shows for the downtrodden men, women, and children of his world. For generations of admirers the question has remained-"great painter or great cartoonist?" But now, for the first time, the opposing viewpoints are reconciled for us under one roof - through the huge exhibit currently on display at the National Gallery.
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- Category: Performing Arts
- Published: 22 June 1999
- Publisher: Queen's Quarterly
- Print Length: 12 Pages
- Language: English