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Hogarth

by Ronald Paulson | 01 March 1992
Hardback
Category: Art & Design
Ronald Paulson's authoritative study of the life of William Hogarth was first published in 1971 in two volumes. This latest work represents a fully revised and updated text in the light of the author's changing views on Hogarth and his art, and on the social and political issues of the period. The general growth of knowledge of and interest in the 18th Century, including the works of historians during the 70s and 80s and surveys of other English painters, have contributed substantially to Professor Paulson's reassessment. In his study, Paulson sets out to discover answers to an entirely new set of questions: to examine not only the apparent nature of Hogarth's works, but also their underlying purpose, and the way in which the paintings are used to mythologise Hogarth's own life. Paulson wishes to differentiate those things Hogarth believed he was doing from those which, as part of the cultural milieu of the 18th Century, he was unconscious. From this study, Hogarth emerges as a more complex individual than that of the elitist Augustan satirist or the subversive popular artist.;Volume I charts the emergence of Hogarth the man, as well as being the story behind the creation of A Harlot's Progress. It also focuses on Hogarth's importance to the literary tradition as reflected in the writers who influenced him as a youth: the "Augustans" Butler, Dryden, Swift, Pope and Gay. Placing Hogarth in the context of the art of his times, Paulson examines the work of Thornhill, Kneller, Kent and the Burlingtonians, together with the aesthetics of Shaftesbury. Also available are: "Volume II: High Art and Low 1732-1750", "Volume III: Art and Politics 1750-1764"
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Ronald Paulson's authoritative study of the life of William Hogarth was first published in 1971 in two volumes. This latest work represents a fully revised and updated text in the light of the author's changing views on Hogarth and his art, and on the social and political issues of the period. The general growth of knowledge of and interest in the 18th Century, including the works of historians during the 70s and 80s and surveys of other English painters, have contributed substantially to Professor Paulson's reassessment. In his study, Paulson sets out to discover answers to an entirely new set of questions: to examine not only the apparent nature of Hogarth's works, but also their underlying purpose, and the way in which the paintings are used to mythologise Hogarth's own life. Paulson wishes to differentiate those things Hogarth believed he was doing from those which, as part of the cultural milieu of the 18th Century, he was unconscious. From this study, Hogarth emerges as a more complex individual than that of the elitist Augustan satirist or the subversive popular artist.;Volume I charts the emergence of Hogarth the man, as well as being the story behind the creation of A Harlot's Progress. It also focuses on Hogarth's importance to the literary tradition as reflected in the writers who influenced him as a youth: the "Augustans" Butler, Dryden, Swift, Pope and Gay. Placing Hogarth in the context of the art of his times, Paulson examines the work of Thornhill, Kneller, Kent and the Burlingtonians, together with the aesthetics of Shaftesbury. Also available are: "Volume II: High Art and Low 1732-1750", "Volume III: Art and Politics 1750-1764"
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Ronald Paulson's authoritative study of the life of William Hogarth was first published in 1971 in two volumes. This latest work represents a fully revised and updated text in the light of the author's changing views on Hogarth and his art, and on the social and political issues of the period. The general growth of knowledge of and interest in the 18th Century, including the works of historians during the 70s and 80s and surveys of other English painters, have contributed substantially to Professor Paulson's reassessment. In his study, Paulson sets out to discover answers to an entirely new set of questions: to examine not only the apparent nature of Hogarth's works, but also their underlying purpose, and the way in which the paintings are used to mythologise Hogarth's own life. Paulson wishes to differentiate those things Hogarth believed he was doing from those which, as part of the cultural milieu of the 18th Century, he was unconscious. From this study, Hogarth emerges as a more complex individual than that of the elitist Augustan satirist or the subversive popular artist.;Volume I charts the emergence of Hogarth the man, as well as being the story behind the creation of A Harlot's Progress. It also focuses on Hogarth's importance to the literary tradition as reflected in the writers who influenced him as a youth: the "Augustans" Butler, Dryden, Swift, Pope and Gay. Placing Hogarth in the context of the art of his times, Paulson examines the work of Thornhill, Kneller, Kent and the Burlingtonians, together with the aesthetics of Shaftesbury. Also available are: "Volume II: High Art and Low 1732-1750", "Volume III: Art and Politics 1750-1764"

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Hogarth

ISBN9780718828547

FormatHardback

PublisherTHE LUTTERWORTH PRESS (01 March. 1992)

No. of Pages411

Weight1047

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 228 x 152 x 32