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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764)
    • Hogarth was a son of a schoolmaster who was an author of books and dictionaries and who stayed for a long time in prison for debts
    • He was cut off by lack of formal education taught mainly by his father
    • He was apprenticed as a boy to a silver-plate engraver
    • His first attempt to proclaim himself as an artist was through political satire
    • Hogarth managed to make himself one of the most skillful and popular painters in England within only a few years
    • He worked out his own approach to nature
    • In late 1720 he began painting small group portraits
    • Hogarth created a new kind of work of art. He observed attitude and the movement of the figure as a form of language
    • Hogarth`s method of suggesting depth through receding structures and lighting effects is artificial and deliberate
    • He loathed symmetry and put his faith in the beauty of a composed intricacy of form
  • « The Harlot's progress »
  • « Moll Hackabout arrives in London at the Bell Inn » « Moll is now a kept woman, the mistress of a wealthy merchant »
  • « Moll beats hemp in Bridewell Prison » « Moll has gone from kept woman to common prostitute »
  • «Moll dying of syphilis» «Moll's wake»
  • «Marriage à-la- M ode»
  • 1. The Marriage Settlement
  • 2. The Tête à Tête
  • 3. The Inspection
  • 4. The Toilette
  • 5. The Bagnio
  • 6. The Lady's Death