Rayson, David, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Do you really think that is funny? (Keynote Lecture) at Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire, London, UK, 22 Jan 2016.
|Abstract or Description:||
David Rayson’s research paper was delivered as the Keynote Lecture as part of a collaborative study-day organised by Royal Collection Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
This coincided with the exhibition High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. These works have long been recognised as offering a remarkable combination of satirical invention and artistic brilliance. The study-day, which was co-organised by Royal Collection Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, used Rowlandson’s work as the starting-point for a broader art-historical examination of British graphic satire – whether drawn, engraved or painted on paper – between the later years of the 18th century and today.
Rowlandson and After was inspired by the recent upsurge in ambitious scholarship on the pictorial satires of the Georgian and Victorian periods, and by a desire to explore graphic satire’s long-standing identity as a fluid, hybrid form that seems always to straddle different worlds – art, journalism, literature and politics – rather than belonging fully to any one particular cultural sphere.
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|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art|
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art|
|Funders:||Paul Mellon Research Centre, London, Queens Gallery, London|
|Date Deposited:||13 Dec 2016 23:02|
|Last Modified:||13 Dec 2016 23:02|
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