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HOGARTH'S ART OF ANIMAL CRUELTY: SATIRE, SUFFERING AND PICTORIAL PROPAGANDA. Piers Beirne. Palgrave Pivot, Palgrave Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, 2015. 138 pp. with 10 ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781137447203 In English.
Publisher's description: William Hogarth, one of England's foremost artists, made extensive use of animal images--as hybrids, edibles, companions, emblems of satire and objects of cruelty. Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda offers an important examination of Hogarth's intentions in the Four Stages of Cruelty (1751), a series of four prints generally neglected by art historians and wrongly identified by legal historians and other scholars as a milestone in the development of animal rights. In this book, Beirne analyses how Hogarth's various audiences would have reacted to his gruesome images, and ultimately what they and he likely understood by the term 'cruelty'.
Artist(s):Hogarth, William
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166862
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