Martin Rowson

2 June 19:30
Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, 12 (Сonference room)
Martin Rowson: "William Hogarth and Laurence Sterne: satire in the XVIII London"

The lecture describes how Hogarth gave visual voice to the tide of satire that swept England during the English Enlightenment. This tide gathered its force and led, via Hogarth, to the cartoonists Gillray, Rowlandson and Cruikshank by the end of the XVIII century. Laurence Sterne, in his turn, used satire in his humorous piece Tristram Shandy, the first famous anti-novel. Martin Rowson will consider the intriguing coincidence that the first two volumes of the book were illustrated by William Hogarth himself.

About lecturer

Martin Rowson is a multi-award winning British cartoonist and writer. He regularly contributes to The Daily Mirror, The Times, The Irish Times, The Spectator and many others. Rowson created graphic adaptations for such novels as Wasted Land by T.S. Eliot, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, and Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
His brilliant memoir STUFF was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Martin is a member of British Cartoonists' Association and for two terms was the vice-president of the Zoological Society of London.