Friday, May 01, 2009


Hogarth's Mean Streets
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13 comments:

Kat said...

Who knew Wacko Jacko was inspired by Hogarth!

Guyana-Gyal said...

My goodness.

CNN and BBC and Al Jazeera would've had fun with this, if it were true today, wouldn't they?

PI said...

Kat: I'm puzzling:)

GG: the falling baby brings to mind some horrific recent cases right here in UK.

Kevin Musgrove said...

"If it were true today"

...sigh...

I travel too much by public transport

PI said...

Kevin: you'll have to enlarge on that a bit dear.

Leah said...

I've been back several times to look at this. Whew.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat, if you saw the state of some of the people getting onto some of our buses you'd despair.

PI said...

Kevin: I suppose I do live a sheltered life:)

Leah: come any time - you'll always be welcome.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Hogarth, what on earth was going through his mind?

PI said...

Jimmy: plague, fire, pestilence, rape - usual stuff. No rose tinted specs for him.

Leigh Russell said...

We visited Hogarth's house in Chiswick a dhilw while ago. The drawings are incredible, entertaining and harrowing at the same time. A snapshot of life.

PI said...

Leigh: another place I've missed - and unlikely to get the chance to see it now. Hey Ho!

sablonneuse said...

My son made a study of Hogarth and other artists together with the social and political history of the times. It's difficult to say whether or not we've really progressed far in some ways . . . . .