March 15, 2016

Painting With The Girls 75

March 15, 2016.

Day 75 (291 days to go).

 

Landing II

Postcard watercolor, 5X7 Matted

 

Honoré Daummier (1808-1879) was a French self-taught artist who mastered lithography and caricature. His style of Realism could be categorized as expressionistic. His art leaned towards character and atmosphere more then detailed realism.

Paul Johnson writes in Art: A New History, “He detested authority in any shape, whether it was the authority of the government, the law or money. He savagely attacked King Louis Philippe who put him in prison for six months. He was again in trouble with Napoleon III. Virtually all newspapers he was associated with were suppressed or censored.”