William Hogarth - Characters and Caricatures

William Hogarth: Characters and Caricatures

Dates: 
22 Oct 2014 - 24 Dec 2014
27 - 31 December 2014
2 - 24 January 2015

Address: Hamilton Art Gallery, 107 Brown Street, Hamilton, Victoria 3300

Phone: 03 5573 0460  

Email: info@hamiltongallery.org
Web: hamiltongallery.org/Exhibtions/2014/2014_william-hogarth.html#.U9GvgPmSz_k

William Hogarth was most famously known for his biting commentary on 18th century manners and morals. A controversial and individualistic character he was driven by a sense for justice and missed no chance to assert his opinion even if he meant he got into a quarrel with his contemporaries.

This selection of prints from the gallery's holdings looks at his satire and preoccupation with caricature in his work.

The term caricature is defined as a 'grotesque representation of a person by the exaggeration of the characteristic traits in picture, writing or mime'. The gallery will not offer the writing or the mime but the exhibition will consist of some entertaining pictures!

Content: Hamilton Art Gallery

Cost

This is a free event.

Facilities

  • Entertainment

Opening hours

Sunday
10:00pm
Gallery open from 2pm to 5pm

Saturday
10:00am
Gallery open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm

Monday to Friday
10:00am
Gallery open from 10am to 5pm

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