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William Hogarth

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William Hogarth Biography

William Hogarth is unquestionably one of the most influential English artists of his time and a man of remarkable character and thought. He is one of the great innovators in English art, both as a critic and as an artist. As an artist, he was the first to bring themes from "popular culture" into fine art, borrowing themes and subjects from Shakespeare, Milton and the theater, and was the founder of a wholly original genre of "moral histories", which continued to be described for centuries (and to this day!) as Hogarthian. As a critic, he investigated the aesthetic principles of art, which resulted in his seminal book The Analysis of Beauty (1753).

William Hogarth 54 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

William Hogarth Bibliography

Hogarth W. The Analysis of Beauty. Leningrad. 1987.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Engravings by Hogarth by William Hogarth. Dover Pubns, 1975.

Hogarth: Art and Politics 1750-1764 by Ronald Paulson. Rutgers University Press, 1993.

Hogarth (World of Art) by David Bindman. Thames & Hudson, 1985.

William Hogarth by Matthew Craske, William Hogarth. Princeton Univ Pr, 2000.