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DAUMIER, JACQUES OFFENBACH AND THE ANCIENT GREEKS

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011

HONORE DAUMIER (1808-1879) was a French caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose works recreated the social and political life in 19th century France.

JACQUES OFFENBACH (1819-1880).
Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) is an opéra bouffon in 2 acts. The work, first performed in 1858,
Offenbach used Greek mythology as a backdrop for one of his buffooneries.

HISTOIRE ANCIENNE:
in this well-known series of 50 caricatures Daumier makes fun of heroes and gods in ancient Greece and shows that they are down to earth citizens with their everyday problems. (The series appeared in the French newspaper "Le Charivari" between December 1841 and January 1843).


The DAUMIER REGISTER has become the centre of information for collectors, researchers and museums supplying in-depth information about Daumier.

1.) http://www.daumier.org
gives general background information on Daumier's life and work, such as
- biography
- bibliography (over 2000 entries)
- exhibitions (from 1849 to the present, about 1200 entries)
- Daumier portraits by other artists
- collectors guide
- book illustrations
and much more!

2. http://www.daumier-register.org
is an interactive database, which allows to research and view all of Daumier's 5000 prints and all the paintings. His drawings and sculptures will be added to this work catalogue in the future.

3. http://daumier-histoireancienne.webs....
is dedicated to the series "Histoire Ancienne" and shows all of the 50 lithographs of this amusing series.

4. http://www.daumiergallery.com
we recommend this website which offers a great choice of Daumier caricatures of all subjects.

To see more works by Daumier of a topic of your interest, please go to http://www.daumier-register.org and consult the respective search functions.

To see specifically the details about the HISTOIRE ANCIENNE series, go to
http://www.daumier-register.org/werkl...

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