One day, between rain showers, I visited the Phillips Collection in the Dupont Circle area of the city.
David and I decided to take the tour which focused on one painting in the gallery. I have to say, that unless directed to this piece, it is one I may have walked past without further ado. The curator talk was totally fascinating. She gave our small intimate group a few minutes to study the piece and then we all discussed our observations. It was wonderful. From the historical perspective, and the artistic perspective, I have to say Daumier is an artist that I knew little about.
Honoré Daumier (February 26, 1808 – February 10, 1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century.
As you leave the gallery, keep your eyes open for more intriguing sculpture in a garden just across the street.