Victor Hugo caricatured

LES REPRESENTANTS REPRESENTES, ASSEMBLEE LEGISLATIVE : VICTOR HUGO

 

From 13 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, the House of Victor Hugo, 6 Place des Vosges in Paris, will present a fantastic exhibition around Hugo’s controversial public image. The fame of Victor Hugo and his political commitment have made the cultural figure, author, writer and artist a favourite subject matter for the cartoonists of his time. Often hated, sometimes adored, Hugo has suffered parodies and caricatures throughout his entire life.

Among these renowned parodists on display in the exhibition, prestigious names such as Daumier, Doré, and Nadar will be included. More than 150 caricatures (from a collection of more than 200 works) will be on view in the incredible space curated around a chronological order arranged in five large sections spanning from 1830 to Hugo’s funeral of in May 1885.

Image:  Honoré Daumier, « Les représentants représentés, Assemblée Législative : Victor Hugo », in Le Charivari 10 juillet 1849″. Lithographie.