Gavarni

Gavarni

(gävärnē`), pseud. of

Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier

(sülpēs` gēyōm` shəvälyā`), 1804–66, French caricaturist and lithographer. He was first known for his amusing drawings of costumes, which appeared in the Mode. Later he contributed satirical drawings to Charivari. In his early delineation of society he appeared more capricious than his great contemporary Daumier. However, Gavarni's last work, published mostly in L'Illustration, reflects a bitter attitude. His trip to London in 1847 resulted in drawings strongly condemning working-class conditions there. Gavarni produced over 8,000 drawings, watercolors, and lithographs.
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Veamos como ejemplos las obras de los grandes grabadores satiricos britanicos--Hogarth, Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruickshank--o los pioneros de la caricatura de prensa franceses--Daumier, Gavarni, Cham, Dore, Grandville ...--; todos ellos excelentes dibujantes, que destacan por el dominio de los recursos artisticos y tecnicos que aplican a sus expresivas creaciones.
(22) Charles Kenny, "Covent Garden Market," in Gavarni in
The rentier in Gavarni's tete de page illustration is duly classified between the "Grue" and the "Oie," two animals that are not (perhaps unfairly) particularly known for their intelligence and vivacity.
Antes de el, muchos artistas de distintos paises se habian reido de sus soberanos, y particularmente, de Napoleon, pero ninguno habia tenido el prestigio que logro el periodista y grabador frances con su armada de dibujantes, entre los que se contaban Grandville, Gavarni, Monnier y, principalmente, Daumier.