South Perth Learning Centre

$30, $20 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 11-Aug-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Elton Brown
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William Hogarth (1697-1764) "The Cockney Artist", the first popular artist who, as a painter and engraver, was inspired by the culture of 18th-century London. He had a mass audience from his prints that hung in coffee shops, taverns, workshops and the homes of of the rising middle class. Hogarth's art is described as "comic history paintings" which was a distinctive British contribution to European art in the sleazy way it captures the highs and lows of life in contemporary London the first modern urban society. Many of Hogarth's 140 works carry a strong moral message against all the surrounding vices. Historian Elton Brown examines these conditions through many of Hogarth's art works to give an entertaining & informative presentation of the era.