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William Hogarth

  1. 1. William Hogarth (1697-1764)
  2. 2. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>He was cut off by lack of formal education taught mainly by his father </li></ul><ul><li>He was apprenticed as a boy to a silver-plate engraver </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>His first attempt to proclaim himself as an artist was through political satire </li></ul><ul><li>Hogarth managed to make himself one of the most skillful and popular painters in England within only a few years </li></ul><ul><li>He worked out his own approach to nature </li></ul><ul><li>In late 1720 he began painting small group portraits </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hogarth created a new kind of work of art. He observed attitude and the movement of the figure as a form of language </li></ul><ul><li>Hogarth`s method of suggesting depth through receding structures and lighting effects is artificial and deliberate </li></ul><ul><li>He loathed symmetry and put his faith in the beauty of a composed intricacy of form </li></ul>
  5. 5. « The Harlot's progress »
  6. 6. « Moll Hackabout arrives in London at the Bell Inn » « Moll is now a kept woman, the mistress of a wealthy merchant »
  7. 7. « Moll beats hemp in Bridewell Prison » « Moll has gone from kept woman to common prostitute »
  8. 8. «Moll dying of syphilis» «Moll's wake»
  9. 9. «Marriage à-la- M ode»
  10. 10. 1. The Marriage Settlement
  11. 11. 2. The Tête à Tête
  12. 12. 3. The Inspection
  13. 13. 4. The Toilette
  14. 14. 5. The Bagnio
  15. 15. 6. The Lady's Death

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