The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Daumier/Fry/French Test



In celebration of our bridge to ecole superieur d'art d'Epinal)
http://www.esae.fr/
most recently further constructed by our gravure sisters from France,
Christelle and Kathya
Youall get to test your brilliance... What's the connection of the three images above to this semester of Politics/Peace/Conflict?

(post your answers and if you are stumped click on the images)

Extra Credit: Who is this and why is he important?

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Many great & heroic men on the blog to discover...Daumier, Fry, French, Chabal??...getting a little warm in here.

Great photos on the Christelle & Kathya's blog! ...using gravure tools for line work? Gorgeous prints!

Adam Line said...

is that andrew w.k.?

profJ said...

Is which one andrew, Delaware? A brilliant alumn like you should ace this quiz.

libbyhansen said...

Good ole Daumier, Fry, and Lisa you are correct, it is Sebastien Chabal! Our French artist, our French rescuer, and lest we not forget the caveman of French rugby! Honore' remains one of my favorite printmakers and litho heroes. I would like to share a little ballad from Daumier's group:

Lithography, All hail!
The fad will n'er grow stale!
Fair, ugly, big and small,
The crayon gets them all.

Our streets go on and on,
A regular salon
Where, though you've never posed,
You'll find yourself exposed.

(Always makes the ink in my blood run thick and strong!) On my way next to check out Christelle and Kathya's blog! We are rich with French wonderness this week. ;D

Meagan said...

Big fan of Daumier and his lithos. Amazing detail!

Allison Bayer said...

Daumier's shadow quality in his prints is absolutely fantastic! Photography quality for sure. Especially in Rue Transnonain le arivil. Fantastic. Also fantastic to see the frenchies have a blog. Me gusta! (oh that's spanish.)

katelyn said...

Happy to see my French skills were still decent enough to understand most of the things on Christelle & Kathya's blog. Nice work girl's! Happy to have you in the studio.

Nels said...

Well, fooey! That's a tough one. Hmmm, let's see. The first one is quite well known being about the slaughter of a peasant family, and also being an excellent example of foreshortening. Don't have a clue about the next two. However, the knarly dude has to be our BPJ coming off the field after a rugby match! Right?

Friends said...

That guy is a rugby oger.
The images that we look at each week are becoming too depressing. Can we do something less Debby Downer next week? I like Daumier's image the most, it too is sad, but tells a lot. It is eerie. A whole innocent family was killed, even a baby. I think that the fact that this happened just a few blocks from his actual home was neat too.

Were all three images from France, some other country is all that I know for sure.

ellen said...

well, i've seen the first immage before, very cool print with a sad story. the other two things i'm lost on. and i actually read some of the stuff too.

Jen said...

Daumier's litho is a amazing, with the range of value he gets.

Also, love our new french friends blog; and just like baby katie said, I'm glad that my high school french allows me to read bits of thier blog (although pretty sure I forgot most of it)

kirky b said...

the rugby ogre is S├ębastien Chabal

kirky b said...

and ive recently been soooooooooooooo distracted by the work of alex pardee.
just thought i'd pass that on.

kirky b said...

ps. Chabal is a massive French Rugby man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ONn6Cqhpo

Michelle said...

The print of the innocent family being slaughtered is a bit depressing....but the print itself is amazing.

Cara said...

did we see this first print in foundations 1? fun to look at christelle and kathya's blog...nice pics, but i don't know much french

lachness said...

Powerful images.. and Christelle and Kathya is was so nice to meet you!! You better promise me that at least one of you will buy a cheese hat!!

mao said...

wow...I wonder if Daumier had an assistant to grind his stone...His works are amazing in content and in volume. I really enjoyed looking at his prints.

I think's it's ironic that the article on Fry said that he was an unlikely hero. When we think about it, everyone is an unlikely hero, that's what makes them hero. I can't imagine someone deciding early on that they want to be a hero/heroin and then act upon it. Also, what makes hero/heroines great is the fact that they don't think of themselves as hero, they are humble.

Caitlin said...

wow, Daumier had a TON of work ...

that print is very powerful.

i like looking at the french girls blog! they update it a lot, which is totally awesome!

zoe said...

you know whats really sick about that print that i didnt see at first? the man is squishing a dead baby with his dead body. disturbing

Mallory_Heesch said...

I had no idea that Varian Fry existed, and his story was absolutely fascinating!! I love heroic stories about people who risk their personal safety to save others.

I wish so badly that I knew french! I looked through Christelle and Kathya's travel blog and loved the pictures, but wish I knew what the captions mean. I almost want to show my sister (who studied in Paris for a semester) to translate for me. It's so exciting that they're in the printshop with us this semester!

mingo said...

we did indeed see this picture in foundations. i think it was to show forshortning. i remember talking about how sad and innocent the dead people are.

of course it is a rugby player who else who BPJ put up, lol.

chels said...

Daumier's print is kind of disturbing .. yet his shadow is really impressive!

Chabal. he looks like a crowmagnan man.. he must be good!!

Anonymous said...

Varian Fry was truly an amazing man, heroic in all ways and you would never be able to tell. He truly was someone to be proud of it is amazing that none of his deeds were really known till later. And Daumier that man could really produce amazing images, and his drawing skills show through all of his works. I truly wish i had that great of skill.

Erica said...

Daumier's work depicting the tragedy that happened so close, too close for comfort, is a disturbing one. Its amazing how many events in history are not emphasized as much as they should be, these prints are their lasting impact and truth!! awesome!! love that the french girls have english for all of us! wish i could say that i am a master at french!!!

Allison B said...

the first print is pretty cool. like ellen i think i have seen it somewhere before...and that chabal guy--had to look him up--he kinda scares me a little...rather intimidating

Mark K said...

I like the first print. I agree though, very depressing. I'm a fan of the new blog too.

britt luecke said...

i do remember seeing that first print before...some pretty cool prints...its also really cool to see Christelle & Kathya's blog!

Jewels said...

Annn athletic cave man!?

JenniePetersen said...

im not sure who this man is, but he seems very powerful and hey...maybe he likes printmaking too!!! hehe :-)