Caricature of Victor Hugo 1802-85 from the front cover of Le Bouffon, June 1867 Oil Painting - Georges Labadie Pilotell

Caricature of Victor Hugo 1802-85 from the front cover of Le Bouffon, June 1867

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Caricature of Victor Hugo 1802-85 from the front cover of Le Bouffon, June 1867", originally brought to life by the talented Georges Labadie Pilotell. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Georges Labadie Pilotell and his artistic vision.

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  • Painting Description

    The caricature of Victor Hugo (1802-85) from the front cover of "Le Bouffon," June 1867, by Georges Labadie Pilotell, is a significant piece of 19th-century French satirical art that captures the essence of one of France's most revered literary figures through the lens of caricature. This artwork stands as a testament to the period's political and social climate, as well as the role of caricature as a form of public discourse and critique.

    Victor Hugo, a luminary of French literature, known for his novels "Les Misérables" and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame," was not only a novelist but also a poet, dramatist, and a figure deeply involved in the political landscape of his time. His advocacy for social justice, republicanism, and opposition to the Second Empire made him a subject of both admiration and controversy. It is within this context that Pilotell's caricature gains its significance.

    Georges Labadie Pilotell (1846-1918), a French artist and caricaturist, was known for his sharp and often biting satirical works published in various periodicals of the time. His caricature of Hugo, featured on the front cover of "Le Bouffon," a publication known for its critical and satirical content, encapsulates the essence of caricature art by exaggerating features and situations to make a political or social statement. The artwork not only reflects Pilotell's skill and wit but also the broader tradition of French caricature, which has a rich history of engaging with and critiquing public figures and events.

    This caricature of Victor Hugo is emblematic of the complex relationship between artists and their subjects, serving both as a tribute and a critique. It highlights the power of visual satire to comment on the character and contributions of public figures, embedding them within the socio-political narratives of their time. As such, Pilotell's work is an important piece of cultural history, offering insights into the dynamics of 19th-century French society, the role of artists and intellectuals, and the enduring impact of Victor Hugo's legacy.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

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