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‘Super Size Caricature’ published in British Art Studies Issue 4

Super-size Caricature: Thomas Rowlandson’s Place des Victoires at the Society of Artists in 1783 Abstract The article analyses an ambitious caricature of the French that Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) exhibited in London in 1783. The broader context for the discussion is provided by several ideas that have been important to recent histories of British art, notably the rise of… Read More ›

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La caricature et la « déqualification » de l’art: le cas de Henry Bunbury (1750-1810) et de Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) This paper will be featuring in a volume of essays on visual satire that will be published in 2017 in a digital format. The project results from two conferences on satirical imagery that were held in Canada and France in 2014-15 (L’Histoire de… Read More ›

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

A superb exhibition is currently showing at the Queen’s Gallery in London. It is curated by Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection and displays a great selection of the Rowlandson prints and drawings from the Windsor Castle collection. The catalogue is fantastic too with huge full-page illustrations with lots of colour and… Read More ›

Intranquillité de la caricature

A conference was held last night at the French Institute in Tel Aviv, the third part in a cycle of events commemorating the first anniversary of the attacks against Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher last January in Paris. The theme was ‘the history and functions of caricature and laughter’: two presentations on historical perspectives were given… Read More ›

Charlie Hebdo: Intranquillité de la caricature

The French Institute in Israel has turned its attention to caricature to mark the first anniversary of the tragic events in Paris. Two exhibitions are currently on show. One retraces the history of caricature from the 18th through the 19th centuries in England and France. The other pays homage to those who were killed with thirty new caricatures produced… Read More ›

Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire

Invited speaker for a study day on British graphic satire that is being co-organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London and the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The symposium also coincides with a new exhibition on the art of Thomas Rowlandson called High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson. For more information… Read More ›

James Gillray@200: Caricaturist without a Conscience?

Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th March 2015, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England Abstract: ‘Gillray’s French jokes: the ‘sick-list’ casualties of the 1790s’ For artists like James Gillray, churning out satirical images of the French in the 1790s was a necessary duty, and even more so for someone who, from 1798, was a salaried illustrator for the Anti-Jacobite Review…. Read More ›

L’image railleuse. La satire dans l’art et la culture visuelle, du 18e siècle à nos jours, Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 25, 26 et 27 juin 2015

Colloque international organisé par l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, l’Université du Québec à Montréal et le LARHRA UMR 5190 de Lyon. See Image railleuse INHA Paris Abstract: Au début des années 1770, l’exposition à Londres de vues satiriques de Paris par l’artiste amateur Henry Bunbury (1750-1810) montre que la « déqualification » satirique (« deskilling », Petherbridge, 2010:… Read More ›

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kategrandjouan

Art historian of eighteenth century British art writing a book about depictions of the French in English graphic satire. Currently based in Tel Aviv and interested in art, satire, ethnicity and identity

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