“The usual chuckles or snorts heard when people view Daumier’s satire are

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“The usual chuckles or snorts heard when people view Daumier’s satire are

“The usual chuckles or snorts heard when people view Daumier’s satire are

“The usual chuckles or snorts heard when people view Daumier’s satire are replaced by a somber hush. There is a certain anger not present in his other pieces. Instead of asking his audience to acknowledge the ridiculous through his exaggerated caricatures, Daumier instead forces them to face this atrocity and its consequences prompting quiet, simmering anger.”

Read more about Daumier’s “Rue Transnonain” in a new series on our blog about works in our Grunwald Center Collection, written by UCLA undergraduate art history majors.

Honoré Daumier, “Rue Transnonain, Le 15 Avril 1834 [The Massacre at the Rue Transnonain, April 15. 1834],” 1834 (detail). Lithograph. Image: 11 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (28.6 x 43.8 cm); Sheet: 14 1/8 x 21 3/8 in. (35.8 x 54.3 cm). The Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection. Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. #Daumier

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