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Honor Daumier is a press caricaturist in 19th century France and one of the most renowned printmakers ever to work on lithographs He was born in Marseille France on February 20 1808 and known for creating over 4000 lithographs and 1000 wood engravings annexgalleriescom Daumiers Rue Transnonain April 15 1834 is a painting with a size of 286 X 44 cm and was completed in 1834 Frank 113 The painting depicts the police brutality where the militia assumed the suspect to be in one of the working-class buildings killing innocent occupants in an apartment on the Transnonain Street during 1834 in Paris Frank 113-114 It is a representational art of a persons portrait Straightaway the viewer notices the painting of a man wearing a nightshirt and a cap but with closer inspection he is actually tangled up with the bed sheet However it is not immediately apparent that the dead man is lying on top of a dead baby with blood on the floor Observing the entire picture two dead bodies are to be noticed on each side while the bed fills up the background The primary colors used are black and white with some hints of grayDaumiers work is a product of lithography a printmaking process which he uses a greasy oil-based crayon drawn directly on a stone The technique used were different styles of hatching that emphasizes the figures in the picture The primarily used colors were black and white with hints of gray furthermore variety of lines and shading were applied in several ways which gave a sense of visual texture space mass and shapes of the dead man crushing the dead baby with blood smudges on the floor in the darkness of the shaded areas of the room The artists portrayal of the motionless man atop of the bleeding baby and lack of time clarifies death A variety of elements are seen throughout the picture with an asymmetrical balance because either
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