Friday, March 23, 2007

April 10: LOC - "Of Attitude and Action: William Hogarth the Art of Gesture"

Quick post as I'm on the road.

Hope Saska presents talk "Of Attitude and Action: William Hogarth and the Art of Gesture"
Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at 12 noon
Dining Room A, James Madison Building, 6th floor, 101 Independence Avenue SE
Co-sponsored by the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon and the Prints and Photographs Division

In an illustrated public lecture, Swann Fellow Hope Saska will focus on the relationship between the world of theater and the work of William Hogarth (1697-1764) and other British satirists. At a time when actors were urged to study the fine arts, particularly history painting and ancient sculpture, for examples of gesture and expression to enliven the characters they portrayed on stage, Hogarth turned to theatrical metaphor to describe his two-dimensional *performances* on canvas and the engraved page.

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