Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The exhibition on ‘Spitting Image’ is worth seeing at the Cambridge University Library. It makes links with the origin of satire in Georgian England (see book by Alice Loxton Uproar: Satire, scandal and printmakers in Georgian England).

Hogarth, of course, used satire to expose social ills and encourage reform.
Maybe our modern age no longer worries about the ridiculing of its follies and vices but instead exploits them.

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