Exhibition at the museum
From October 08th, 1999 to January 03rd, 2000 -Map & itinerary
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
Daumier remains one of the most popular artists in his century : everybody knows the pot-bellied bourgeois, the shady lawyers, King Louis-Philippe in the shape of a pear or Ratapoil, the imperial grass of his caricatures. He is also famous as the sculptor of busts of parliamentarians. Yet his being one of the greatest painters and draughtsmen of his time is less well-known : the man's discretion and the scattering of his work throughout the world went against him. Baudelaire, Delacroix, Degas and Picasso all admired him, and this retrospective should show the reason why.
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Detailed presentation of the exhibition