This polifacetic French artis was well known as ther satiric view, he was a printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor in France of the 19th century. His most famous pieces were the cartoons about politicians and those describing the society in France at that time.
In this blog you can have a quick glance of his magnificent style.
This caricature on top, which was published in the comic journal La Caricature, depicted the French King Louis Phillippe as Gargantua, the namesake from a book written by Rabelais, which was considered obscene, crude, and vulgar.
France has been a country well recognized by its fight for free speech and Honoré Daumier was a clear example of that cultural request on those days.
Free speech is a human right preserved in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this declaration has been accepted by different countries in different years, you can find the information in this link.
France the Press Law of 1881, as amended, guarantees freedom of the press, subject to several exceptions.
So let’s keep using our right to comunicate to expand our mind.