- 8 April to 19 May 2021
- Pre-recorded lectures to be released weekly at 3 PM GMT on Thursdays and a live Q&A (Zoom) on 20 May 2021, 6PM GMT.
The Centre’s next Public Lecture Course is an Artist in Focus that will look at the work and impact of William Hogarth.
William Hogarth was an English painter and printmaker. Born in London in 1697, Hogarth went on to undertake an apprenticeship as an engraver, which he later abandoned. He is most noted for his serialised works satirising society and morality. His works became hugely popular due to the mass production and distribution of his etchings.
This term Mark Hallett (Director of Studies, Paul Mellon Centre), Meredith Gamer (Assitant Professor, Columbia University), and Elizabeth Robles (Lecturer, University of Bristol) will introduce you to Hogarth and his most noted works.
The series will run from 8 April to 13 May with lectures being released every Thursday at 3PM GMT. The series will conclude with a Live Q&A on 19 May, where you can ask our panel of lecturers your questions about the life and work of William Hogarth.
No prior art historical knowledge is necessary.
See below for details on each lecture and how to follow the series.
In this series
The Original: Hogarths’ A Harlot’s Progress, 1732
08 Apr 2021
The Sequel: Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, 1734–5
15 Apr 2021
London Lives: Hogarth’s Industry and Idleness
22 Apr 2021
Pleasure and Violence: Hogarth’s Four Stages of Cruelty
29 Apr 2021
From Hogarth to Thatcher: Lubaina Himid's A Fashionable Marriage (1986)
06 May 2021
Hogarth In and Out of History: Yinka Shonibare's Diary of A Victorian Dandy (1998)
13 May 2021
Artist in Focus: William Hogarth, Live Q&A
20 May 2021