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Ancient Stories

27 March 2019 | By: Bettina Pfleging

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Honoré Daumier caricatures the glorification and idealization of antiquity in the 19th century with a subtle power of observation and partly coarse mockery. He questions the bourgeois enthusiasm for antiquity and brings the gods and heroes down from their pedestal to earth. For over 40 years he published his caricatures in the French satirical magazines “La Caricature” and “Le Charivari”.
In addition to Daumier’s graphic series "Ancient History”, the exhibition also features scenes from current political and social events and sheets from the series “Bankers” and “Lawyers”.

„Honoré Daumier – The Human Comedy“
2 February to 28 April 2019, Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Apelles et Campaste, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Bonmot aus der Zeit, Was macht denn Diogenes mit einer Laterne? …, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Herkules bei der Omphale, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Die Verzweiflung der Kalypso, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Die Amazonen, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Die Hirten des Virgil, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Menelaos als Sieger, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona

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Honoré Victorin Daumier. Pygmalion, Serie Histoire Ancienne, Ausschnitt, 1841-1843; Daumier Register, The Daumier Register, Ascona