True heroes? Daumier and Antiquity

A very original Daumier exhibition will be taking place from April 26 to July 22, 2007 in Giessen, Germany. The place is the Antikenmuseum of the Justus Liebig University, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The subject is a very humorous and unusual one: The students of the archaeological faculty are contrasting the historical objects and personalities displayed in the Museum to Daumier’s caricatures from the series HISTOIRE ANCIENNE.

We are sure that this humorous approach to ancient history will give a very special touch to an otherwise serious subject!