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    Essay on The Artwork of William Hogarth

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    The Artwork of William Hogarth The artwork of William Hogarth is influenced greatly by social factors and the culture of eighteenth century England. In many of his works, Hogarth satirizes English society, rich and poor alike. His paintings and engravings depict the society of which he lived, with the costumes and ways of life of the times all shown in his work. Much of the time he is being satirical, exaggerating some of the faults of the people, other times he is being bitingly realistic in his

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    of your own wisdom.” -Amitabh Bachchan With society embedding far fetched expectations for women based solely on patriarchy standards, it establishes partial perceptions that result in gender power imbalance. In the text, A Rake’s Progress by William Hogarth, it displays a series of events that is a symbolism of __________. Through a detailed analysis, the English artist tells a story of a young man who inherits a fortune on the death of his father. He squanders money on gambling, prostitutes and

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    life; in the present, the same controlling is happening. William Hogarth backed up this theory by painting A Rakes Progress, which illustrates the life of Tom Rakewell in the 18th century. Through Hogarth’s paintings, he releases his thoughts and uses his work to speak to society. The theme of the gain and loss of money, drinking, prostitutes, and gambling is represented for the 18th century by William Hogarth’s painting. William Hogarth is a name well known from the 18th century as one of the

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    criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” This literary device is portrayed heavily in both the illustrations “Gin Lane” by William Hogarth and in “Untitled” by Paul Kuczynski. “Gin Lane” is basically an illustration by William Hogarth that depicts life in the gin shops and shows the negative effects the drink had on the people of London. It shines a light on the horrible circumstances London was under when gin was introduced to

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    Who's William Hogarth? & Who's George Cruikshank? Uglow, Jenny. William Hogarth: A Life and a World. Faber & Faber, 2011. Jenny Uglow’s masterpiece chronicles the life of William Hogarth, one of the greatest illustrators in history. The book leads the reader on a journey of Hogarth’s birth, early life, entry into art and his eventual maturity as an artist. It explains that William Hogarth’s birth took place in the United Kingdom in November of the year 1697. He was the son of an uneventful writer

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    ENGL 331 Restoration & 18th Century Literature Complexity: Analyzing Industry and Idleness On the surface, William Hogarth’s overall message seems simple; those who work hard and continue to stay diligent, as well as focused, will relish in riches whilst those who slack off like Tom Idle are destined towards poverty. However, if read more closely, Hogarth actually challenges that superficial reading by the immense amount of detail put into each plate specifically in regards to each person. At

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    William Hogarth THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT, from Marriage a la Mode, 1743-1745, Oil on canvas, 69.9 x 90.8cm. National Gallery, London. The Marriage Contract interprets a disturbing story about an arranged marriage that ends in murder/suicide. There are an additional five scenes displaying this union and the tragic end the bride and groom. The story takes place in the mansion of Lord Squanderfield. He is marrying his son off to the daughter of a very rich merchant. In the painting you see the Lord

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    The essay is devoted to the visual analysis of the painting Assembly at Wanstead House. The painting was created by the British artist William Hogarth and refers back to the time period approximately from 1728 to 1731. Wlliam Hogarth is a famous British painter who lived during the period of 1697 – 1764. While Hogarth is most widely known as the painter, the works he created contribute to the understanding of his creation through the prism of social criticism and pictorial satire. During his life

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    in the power of knowledge to improve both the individual and society” (EH 437). This time was part of the “Enlightenment,” where educated minds were highly thought of and logical thinking was favored over emotions. It was during this time that William Hogarth (1697-1764) lived and produced paintings. One of his many famous sets is still notable to this day: Marriage a la Mode, an oil on canvas six piece series. It is considered a social satire during the time it was produced, which we can still prove

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    A Rake's Progress Essay

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    William Hogarth is a name well known from the 18th century as one of the best artists for his work A Rake’s Progress. Despite his background that emerged from unsuccessful parents he did not follow that trend for he used his thoughts about society to create works of life-sized paintings that became so popular that he pushed for the Copyright Act of 1735 (“National Gallery Website”). Hogarth created A Rake’s Progress in 1733 that contains the main character, Tom Rakewell, within the borders of Britain

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