Daumier is a man with revolutionary ideas. Far from Millet, a conformist with the reality he lived, Daumier was critic and satirical. His modernity is extraordinary. In his painting he reflects reality in a rapid way, using a clever and expressive touch of brush.
Daumier is one of the biggest promoters of caricature, a tool for composing biting critics to society. He colaborated in a humorous journal called Silhouette, and other magazines criticizing Luis Felipe de Orléans' governement. Because of that he suffered repression from newspapers and prison.
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