The Sorrow of Too Many Joys: Satire in 19th Century France

The Sorrow of Too Many Joys: Satire in 19th Century France 2017-05-08T19:02:03+00:00

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series presents

The Sorrow of Too Many Joys:
Satire in 19th Century France

Including Master Drawings and Sculpture from the Schlossberg Collection

September 5 – December 6, 2015

TGavarni,leadimagehis exhibition is composed of 96 original works of art loaned from private collections, as well as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis.

The Sorrow of Too Many Joys examines satire and caricature utilized by artists in 19th century France such as Manet, Isabey, and Daumier. Recurring subjects include social and political satire, which sought to criticize various politicians and rulers, as well as fellow artists.

Curated by John Daniel Tilford, Curator of Collections, OUMA. This exhibition is part of The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.

Sulpice-Guillaume Chevallier (known as Paul Gavarni) (1804-1866)
Partis en Guerre Pour Tuer Les Ennemis (They went off to war to kill their enemies)
ca. 1850
13” x 8”, Watercolor, gouache, pen and grey ink on light tan paper
Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg