Triste contenance de la Sculpture placée au milieu de la Peinture.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- 1848-1870 en_US
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T16:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T16:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 1857 en_US
dc.identifier LD2963 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3383
dc.description 2nd state. en_US
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, July 22, 1857. en_US
dc.description.abstract Visitors to the salon are leaning against a sculpture in order to view the paintings rather than admiring the sculpture itself. SALON. The SALON, the yearly art exhibitions in Paris, were actually art fairs which attracted approximately 1 million visitors from Paris and the provinces. Hundreds of painters and sculptors exhibited. The Salons were the ideal marketplace for the classical painters as well as the new, modern, avant-garde artists. Having little access to private art galleries, these exhibits were especially for the progressive school of greatest economic importance. The jury played an increasingly important role for the future of an artist. Once an artist was rejected from the Salon by a conservative jury, he had most likely no chance to succeed commercially. Very often, a parallel Salon was organized for those artists whose works were refused at the official exhibition . This was the case in 1855, when Courbet’s pictures were considered too revolutionary to be exhibited at the Salon. As a consequence, Courbet opened his own exhibition outside of the official Salon. Baudelaire made some remarks concerning the Salons: “During our time there are only two artists in Paris who are as able as Delacroix: the caricaturist Daumier and the second one is Ingres. All three of them have one thing in common: they express what they mean to say…..” The SALON was for most artists the only possibility to present their works to a greater public. The Salon of 1834 for example attracted some 30’000 visitors already on the opening day. During the entire period of two months, a total of one million spectators went to the show. On certain days the ticket price was reduced to 20 sous or was even free of charge, attracting a large number of visitors. During the World Fair, which lasted from May 15 to November 15, 1855 thousands of visitors from Paris and abroad as well as from the French provinces visited the Salons. The most important annual event for French painters was the great exhibition, the SALON. The artists worked up to the last moment to finish their paintings before the opening of the show. Since the SALON was open for all painters, the number of participants increased steadily. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 36.5 x 24 cm en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1857 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Le Salon de 1857; 5 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 2963 en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries. en_US
dc.subject Paintings en_US
dc.subject Sculpture en_US
dc.title Triste contenance de la Sculpture placée au milieu de la Peinture. fr
dc.title.alternative The unhappy expression of a sculpture placed in the middle of paintings. en_US
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. en_US


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