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A caricature about two bourgeois French women, World War I, 1915. Artist: Albert Guillaume

A caricature about two bourgeois French women, World War I, 1915. Artist: Albert Guillaume


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A caricature about two bourgeois French women, World War I, 1915. Artist: Albert Guillaume

A caricature about two bourgeois French women, World War I, 1915. Madam, do you have anyone at the front?; Pardon, yes my chauffeur. A print from the Le Flambeau (the Torch), 18th September 1915

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This print captures a satirical caricature from World War I, created by the talented artist Albert Guillaume in 1915. Depicting two bourgeois French women engrossed in conversation, this artwork offers a humorous commentary on the realities of war. The caption beneath reads, "Madam, do you have anyone at the front?; Pardon, yes my chauffeur". This witty exchange highlights the disconnect between the privileged upper class and the sacrifices made by those fighting on the front lines. Dressed impeccably in fashionable attire of that era, these women symbolize France's bourgeoisie during wartime. Their genteel appearance contrasts sharply with their casual discussion about loved ones involved in battle. Through clever satire and exaggerated features, Guillaume masterfully portrays societal attitudes towards war among certain segments of society. The monochrome aesthetic adds depth to this thought-provoking image as it emphasizes both its historical significance and artistic value. As we delve into this snapshot from history, we are reminded of how art can serve as a powerful tool for social commentary. Preserved through time by AccuSoft Inc. , this print allows us to reflect upon an important chapter in human history – World War I – while appreciating Albert Guillaume's skillful portrayal of complex themes such as privilege and sacrifice.

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