Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daumiers Lithographs by Henry L. Seaver and William Makepeace Thackeray
The Far Gallery Booklets “on prints and printmakers”

Lithography was still a young art at the height of Daumier’s career. He used lithography as a medium because it easily recorded swift and spontaneous character of mark making. He made 3958 social satirical works. His work talked a lot about political oppression and pretenses and always ridiculed the efforts of politicians of priests that would “put out all the lights.”

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