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by William Hogarth

  • Author: William Hogarth
  • ISBN: 0486230236
  • ISBN13: 978-0486230238
  • ePub: 1917 kb | FB2: 1707 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (October 1974)
  • Pages: 228
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 302
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Engravings ePub download

His work ranges from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects", He is perhaps best known for his series A Harlot's Progress, A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode

Learn more about famous engravings by British artist, William Hogarth, in. .

Just prior to 1720 Hogarth would switch to engraving copper plates commercially. His own family had experienced considerable financial hardship at various parts of his unbringing, making William's own success particularly important. Engravings were an efficient route to becoming a profitable artist during this artistic era, where a single artwork could be reproduced quickly and cheaply.

Engravings by Hogarth (D.has been added to your Cart. This book contains 101 of Hogarth's finest and most important engravings, including all the major series or "progresses": "The South Sea Scheme," A Harlot's Progress, "A Midnight Modern Conversation," A Rake's Progress, Before and After, Marriage à la Mode, Industry and Idleness, "The March to Finchley," The Four Stages of Cruelty, "Time Smoking a Picture," "Tailpiece," and many more, including.

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William Hogarth will be remembered as the father of satirical caricatures and moral paintings, a.The book had six main principals;, Fitness, Regularity, Variety, Intricacy, Simplicity, Quantity.

William Hogarth will be remembered as the father of satirical caricatures and moral paintings, a genre which would later develop into cartoons ) . In response Hogarth created an engraving, John Wilkes Esq. showing the MP wearing a symbolic cap of liberty in such a way that it appears to be a halo along with a wig shaped like horns. In July 1673, not long after printing the John Wilkes Esq. engraving, Hogarth suffered from a paralytic seizure and became seriously ill. He passed away in London in 1764 at the age of 67 and is buried in Chiswick cemetery.

Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth. Aestheticism in Art. 3. Books.

Dover's edition of Hogarth's Engravings consists of 28 pages of text (preface, introduction, artist biography, plate list, bibliography), 200 pages of art with critical notes, and a 3-page index. Most, if not all, of Hogarth's best known engravings and etchings are inside, including the multi-plate series Hudibras, Harlot's Progress, Rake's Progress, Industry and Idleness, Four Stages of Cruelty, Four Prints of an Election, Before and After, Beer Street and Gin Lane, and others, for a total of 100 images (technically, more like 110, as some sketches are also included).

The image quality overall is very good. Lines are well-defined with few artifacts. Only about 10% of the images are reproduced at full size, but it's not an issue for me. As it is, the book is a rather unwieldy 11"x13.5", one of the largest in Dover's fine art series. Hogarth's original engravings are generally quite large (on average 10"x15", and up to 16" x 22"), and the average reproduction in this book is about 75% size, a fine compromise to appreciate the details.

Hogarth was a supremely talented caricaturist, who composed images much more like a painter than most modern caricaturists or political cartoonists. The full extent of his engraving abilities is apparent in his self-portraits and more close-up intimate scenes, in which his figures are remarkably lifelike. Most of his engravings are jam packed with detail from top to bottom, foreground to background. He actually tells a cogent story with room for interpretation, much removed from the typical one-note jokes and simple compositions we see in modern caricatures. His influence on Goya's etchings decades later, in terms of subject matter, humor, and technique, is readily apparent.

The engravings, especially the various series, are highly didactic. I'm tempted to be annoyed by it, but considering the realities of life in the 18th century, Hogarth's moralizing tone is understandable. Much of the art is difficult to interpret on its own, and the critical commentaries for each image are excellent and very well-researched. In any case, a modern reader is probably looking at Hogarth's work more for its historical value and artistic quality than for some 250-year-old moral instruction. However, his humor is timeless, as there are a few engravings here that literally had me rolling on the floor laughing. Even if you're not at all interested in the art, the belly laughs alone should justify the very reasonable price of the book. I can't recommend it highly enough.
All hail the Dover Thrift!

Sean Shesgren's notes for this edition are excellent. While reading Jenny Uglow is necessary for those wanting great depth on Hogarth, Shesgren offers historical context, allegorical notes, and a biographical placement. On top of that, the Dover folks continue to give a good printing, good binding, and fabulous prints, in folio, for a great price.

Whether you know Hogarth from a hog or not, this is a book to own.
Great buy. I am sure that I will enjoy it.
I really like this book. There are explainations of each engraving that tells about all of the details in each picture. This was totally worth it. The book is also large, so you can get a good view of each plate.
Hogarth is the best. His rich images of the moral underbelly of London are as resonant today as they ever were. The level of draftsmanship is high. The many symbolic details are superb. The plotlines combine moral outrage with lurid vouyerism with smirking satire - Bret Easton Ellis should have spent forty years as a Hogarth scholar before attempting to write his first book. This edition is cheap and large, with commentary that is a pleasure to read. I recommend it to anyone.
Stylish Monkey
Excellent Coffee Table but where else can one put it
I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the book and how many illustrations there are. Dover publishers are usually very good with their art reproductions and available art instruction books and this was no exception. Great reproductions of the fine hatching and crosshatching work of a master.
This book is very good. Large pictures of engravings make it possible to see every small detail. Very detailed description for every picture.
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