Friday, June 11, 2010

Rude Britannia: Tate Britain's ribald revival of satiric art

A new Tate exhibition, opening today, celebrates 300 years of British comic art, from William Hogarth's 17th-century prints to contemporary cartoons by Gerald Scarfe and the Guardian's Steve Bell. Will Self dubs the show a 'confirmation of not just how deeply the satiric taproot is sunk into British soil, but how crucial its vigorous propagation has always been to our constitution'. Sample some of the fun here ...

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art is at Tate Britain until 5 September 2010
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1 comment:

  1. As an older art collector since my wife passed away, I must admit to being very partial to collecting nudes in
    art, as original paintings or as good prints, that I have displayed all over the house. (I like to see the surprised
    faces of my new visitors).
    This one,
    http://en.wahooart.com/
    A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHTDD
    , by Emile Munier, is hanging in one corner of my bedroom and was
    printed by wahooart.com, where I am a very good customer.

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