Past Events

Beau idéal et art populaire : Hogarth, peintre des Lumières


  • 19 October to 9 November 2006
  • 6:45 – 7:30 pm
  • The Louvre
Animated faces of several rows of an audience

William Hogarth, The Laughing Audience, 1733

Desiring to establish a pictorial tradition in Britain, William Hogarth disrupted the codes of academic conduct. His aesthetic, drawing from the particularities of the contemporary subject, is imbued with democratic ideals consistent with the Enlightenment. Hogarth's practice established an 'English School', establishing a recognition of the 'low' genres of portraiture and landscape. This lecture series provides evoke modernity of both aesthetic and social posture.

19 October 19

Michel Baridon, '"A work of a face so completely new" Hogarth, avant-garde painter in The Analysis of Beauty'

26 October

Robin Simon, 'A roast in Paris: Hogarth and French art'

2 November 2

David Bindman, 'Foreigners and stereotypes in the work of William Hogarth'

9 November

Isabelle Baudino, 'Between academic and anti-academic: Hogarth and the origins of the Royal Academy of Art'