from June 18 to September 11 2022
"Hunting emotions, the caricatures of Honoré Daumier"
Exhibition outside the walls
Painter, sculptor and lithographer, Honoré Daumier (1808 - 1879) devoted to hunting a large part of the caricatures intended for the pages of the satirical newspapers of the 19th century in which he collaborated, in particular La Caricature and Le Charivari.
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From 1830, he was recruited by the republican opposition press led by Charles Philippon (1800 - 1862): it was the start of a long and intense career. For nearly fifty years, his abundant output provided valuable documentation on 19th century society. With his incisive line, Daumier tackles various themes. He criticized political power, mocked bourgeois society and more generally the mores of his contemporaries. Daumier explored the illustration of hunting on several occasions in the series La Chasse (1836), Les Monomanes (1840 - 1841) and Emotions de Chasse (1854). His representations of petty bourgeois practicing hunting are among the first in French art. During the 19th century, and in particular under the July Monarchy, hunting became more democratic: the bourgeoisie learned about this practice previously reserved for the aristocracy. Daumier makes fun of city dwellers who turn out to be poor hunters in the midst of a nature that plays tricks on them. This exhibition is a production of the Museum of Hunting and Nature for the Château de Carrouges (Orne).