A ‘cracking’ talk. It will fundamentally change your view of William Hogarth. Pots, crocks and chinaware tumble through Hogarth’s domestic dramas. His detailed paintings and prints are wittily infiltrated with recognizable ceramics – earthenwares, stonewares and ‘china’- in an age drunk on Luxury. Potters across continents compete with each other, fuelled by the ‘china mania’ gripping the emerging middle classes. And Hogarth catches them. And in an ironic twist: Hogarth’s own images are themselves translated onto clay. A typical post-talk plaudit: “I shall never look at Hogarth in the same way again”.
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