Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why Sarko Won the Election

For more insight into Sarkozy's political gifts than you'll get from Yasmina Reza, try this video:


laurent gerra et sarkozy - The funniest videos are a click away

Here you'll see Sarko critique the performance of Laurent Gerra, the gifted impressionist, who today attended the funeral of Cécilia Sarkozy's ex-husband, the humorist Jacques Martin. Watch Sarko laugh--at himself, at "Jack Lang," at "Roselyne Bachelot," etc. See the care with which he observes himself through the art of the caricaturist who has studied and exaggerated his style. Note his identification with le petit écran, and in particular his utter lack of disdain for the vulgar, for l'art populaire, for the democratic leveling inherent in the art of caricature. Caricature was the anti-royal art par excellence.* One has to appreciate the irony of fate, which led Cécilia from the television comedian to the television president, from Monsieur Dimanche to Monsieur Tous les Jours, y compris les jours fériés.

*On the history of political caricature in France, see here and here.

Other political impressions by another artist, Nicolas Canteloup:





1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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