Maison Victor Hugo

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Today, as most Parisians were queuing up outside the main public buildings exceptionally open to the general public for the Heritage Days, I chose a more discreet venue, Victor Hugo's House, in the Marais. 

Their latest exhibition about Victor Hugo's caricatures has just started and I was eager to discover it. 

It shows 180 political and literary caricatures about the great man, Victor Hugo (1802-1885), published between 1830 and his death, in 1885.  Most of the portraits were on the front page of newspapers as modern caricatures started to spread out in the 1830's together with the technical and economical development of the press. 

I very much liked this exhibition. It's a great way to understand how Victor Hugo changed and evolved over the years. First, a poet, a theatre writer and a novelist, then a politician. It shows the key role he played in the French society during more than sixty years and how he was loved then hated, and again respected and celebrated. 

Amongst the cartoonists, famous names such as Daumier, G. Doré, Cham, Gill, Nadar...



Until January 6th, 2019
6 place des Vosges - 75004 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 6pm). Closed on Monday.



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