8 October 2019
This major exhibition will unite all of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth’s Place and Progress series for the first time displayed across the Georgian backdrop of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Through these works, the exhibition will explore the artist’s complicated stance on morality, society, and the city, and the enduring appeal of his satires.
Does fine art still have political teeth? Remember, if you will, such historical examples as Delacroix’s ‘Victory Leading the People’, the cautionary tales of corruption by Hogarth, or the savage cartoons of James Gillray, to pluck from the vast array of politically charged fine art. Yet as a medium for change it has effectively died […]