Hogarth’s Art of Animal Cruelty

Hogarth’s Art of Animal Cruelty

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William Hogarth, one of England's foremost artists, made extensive use of animal images - as hybrids, edibles, companions, emblems of satire and objects of cruelty. Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda offers an important examination of Hogarth's intentions in the Four Stages of Cruelty (1751), a series of four prints generally neglected by art historians and wrongly identified by legal historians and other scholars as a milestone in the development of animal rights. In this book, Beirne analyses how Hogarth's various audiences would have reacted to his gruesome images, and ultimately what was meant by 'cruelty'.For the atmosphere and some of the content of The Reward of Cruelty Hogarth leans variously on Poussina#39;s (1628) ... indicates the start of a successful push by the surgeons for distance from the barber surgeons and for greater clarity in their anbsp;...

Title:Hogarth’s Art of Animal Cruelty
Author:Piers Beirne
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-12-17


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