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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hogarth...


On Saturday afternoon Stuart took me to Tate Britain to see the William Hogarth exhibition. It was quite a cultural weekend as you can tell.

It was a bigger show than I had expected; packed full of people and packed full of all the Hogarth favourites; the rather naughty A Harlot's Progress, the satirical A Rake's Progress and the oh so modern Marriage à-la-mode.

And I now know a lot more about him than before I went: William Hogarth was a talented painter and printmaker, really quite clever, a bit of a bounder and really quite vicious. And I think I like him.

And those Before and After pictures are very saucy.

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