William Hogarth: En Skøges Liv Og Andre Historier a Harlot's Progress and Other Stories. Exhibition Catalogue.
. Copenhagen, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, 2016, 94pp. lge4to, paper, profusely illustrated in black and white, Foreword by Mikkel Bogh, the museum's director. Bi-lingual texts Danish-English. A young girl arrives from London to London to find work. But instead she ends up as a prostitute and her life goes downhill with both prison and sexually transmitted diseases. With the exhibition William Hogarth. A fool's life and other stories ( Statens Museum for Kunst, April 14 - August 7, 2016), the SMK turns back to the 18th century Great Britain in London. The exhibition presents the British visual historian William Hogarth (1697-1764) who invented a new form of narrative image series with satirical and moral pointers. His critical works were unique in his contemporary and focused on many of the current subjects: Prostitution, poverty, violence, pressure, deception, self-determination and desires. In particular, three series are central to Hogarth's work: The life of a fool (1732), A libertine's life (1735) and A modern marriage (1745), all describing a protagonist striving to rise in the hierarchy of class, but on the way, losing himself in wild exudates and directs directly to self-destruction and death. Stories of modern life. In his autobiographical notes Hogarth talks that his images are scenes and characters actors performing a stupid game. His stories gained great success, both among the lower classes and of the elite of society. Hogarth insisted that an image should maintain the attention of the viewer by entertaining and pleasing the eye, thus letting an object's gravity sink as the story progresses to a tragic climax. Hogarth's art is in all ways closely linked to the big city of London and the life of the city. Around 1700, the city's population grew to approx. 600,000, making it Europe's largest city. He made daily observations of the chaotic crowd of the city, of all forms of life that unfolded in the city and in the houses; In particular, he had a well-developed look for the contrasts between the social teams and their clashes. Udgivet i forbindelse med udstillingen af samme navn, Den Kgl. Kobberstiksamling, Statens Museum for Kunst, 14. april - 7. aug. 2016. Engelsk oversættelse i samme publikation. 8792023975,, 9788792023971. (ISBN: 8792023975) .
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