Daumier’s Political and Social Satire explores work exclusively from the DMA’s collection by Honoré Daumier (1808–1879), a French artist known for his caricatures lampooning politics and society in 19th-century France. The installation presents thirteen works that demonstrate Daumier’s satirical eye, serving collectively as historical documents that reflect the amusements, fashion, demeanor, and politics of 19th-century Parisian life.
Admission is FREE
images: Honoré Daumier, Human Infirmaties, No. 1: Do you hear me, my dear Sir, what I am telling you? Sir, I hear only too well, 1840, lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Robert A. Beyers 1962.65; Honoré Daumier, Ancient History, No. 13: The Abduction of Helen, 1842, handcolored lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Michael J. Crowe 1985.175; Honoré Daumier, The Socialist Women, No. 1: Insurrection against Husbands is Proclaimed as being the First and Holiest Duty of Life!, 1849, lithograph on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Patricia M. Patterson 2015.51.2; Honoré Daumier, The Ministerial Madhouse: Different obsessions of deranged politicians, 1832, hand-colored lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Bromberg 1956.77; Honoré Daumier, Current Events, No. 385: Ever since Mr. Babinet had announced that the sun might disappear from one moment to the next, the Parisians are taking all necessary precautions, even at mid-day, 1857, Published in: Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe, lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Robert A. Beyers 1962.63