Honoré Daumier

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  In an 1890 essay, Henry James said that Honoré Daumier caricatured public life with: Other people have compared him to Michaelangelo: a lithograph genius of bodily form and social satire. I’ve always looked at his drawings with awe, startled by the gravity of his visions and their pulsing empathy. The naturalism he achieves seems almost supernatural. It’s mannerist figuration at its finest. Daumier used his considerable talents, both as a painter and as a draftsman to... [more]
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Matthew Barney, Honoré Daumier, Albrecht Dürer, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, William Kentridge, Agnes Martin, Robert Motherwell, Man Ray, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol at University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) September 10th, 2011 - July 1st, 2012
Posted 1/8/12
provides visitors an occasion to view significant prints and printed books from the museum’s permanent collection which numbers over ten thousand, and spans the history of printmaking from 1493 to the present. Prints possess a multi-valent nature—both the subject and technique embodied in an image must be considered on equal footing, one not privileged over the other. The idea expressed on paper depends upon the printer’s abilities and particular materials to realize successfully the artist’s... [more]
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