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Hogarth and Europe

Hogarth and Europe

by Insley Myrone, Alice Insley


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How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century, revealing themes still strikingly relevant today

Illustrating the full range of Hogarth’s most important paintings and prints, this book shows them in a new light, juxtaposed with work by major European contemporaries who influenced him or took their inspiration from him in their painting of modern life—including Watteau, Chardin, Troost, and Longhi. Hogarth is revealed not only as a key figure in British art history, but also as a major European artist. It is also a tale of four cities: London, Paris, Venice, and Amsterdam, represented in maps from the period. The themes of city life, social protest, sexuality, and satire, which come to the fore in the art of Hogarth and his contemporaries, are very much alive today.

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ISBN-13: 9781849767682
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Alice Insley is Assistant Curator at Tate Britain. Martin Myrone is Convenor, British Art Network, at the Paul Mellon Centre, London.

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