The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
Education - studied under Alexandre Lenoir in Paris, FranceCause of Death - heart failure, he was poor and suffered from a host of ailments including blindness.
Honoré Daumier was born at
Marseilles in 1808. His father was a glazier and a struggling poet. .
In 1832 Daumier was condemned to six months’ imprisonment
for a lithograph disrespectful to Louis-Philippe. According to
author Henry James. "Daumier became more and more the political spirit
of the Charivari, or at least the political pencil, for M. Philipon,
the breath of whose nostrils was opposition—one perceives from here the
little bilious, bristling, ingenious, insistent man—is to be credited
with a suggestive share in any enterprise in which he had a hand. This
pencil played over public life, over the sovereign, the ministers, the
deputies, the peers, the judiciary, the men and the measures, the
reputations and scandals of the moment, with a strange, ugly,
extravagant, but none the less sane and manly vigor. Daumier’s sign is
strength above all, and in turning over his pages to-day there is no
intensity of force that the careful observer will not concede to him.
It is perhaps another matter to assent to the proposition, put forth by
his greatest admirers among his countrymen, that he is the first of all
I care more about my pipe than about fame and honors. Honoré Daumier quote
Photography imitates everything and expresses nothing. Honoré Daumier quote
Freedom and justice for all are infinitely more to be desired than pedestals for a few. Honoré Daumier quote
The burdens of a woman are more than the average man could ever endure. Honoré Daumier quote
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