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The Language of Visual Humor before Rowlandson and How He Developed His Own Dialect

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The Language of Visual Humor before Rowlandson and How He Developed His Own Dialect

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
February 9th, 2011 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

English artist Thomas Rowlandson was one of the most popular satirists of his time, a keen observer of human behavior who captured the follies and foibles of everyday life in Georgian London with his wit and masterful drawing skills. Constance McPhee, associate curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will examine European caricature and satire before Rowlandson and discuss how the artist and his contemporaries reshaped their predecessors’ art into a newly dynamic visual form. Support for this program is provided by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University.