Hogarth's Moral Geography

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The Paul Mellon Centre

16 Bedford Square

London

WC1B 3JA

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Co-organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Sir John Soane’s Museum

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To coincide with the Hogarth: Place and Progress exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, this one-day workshop will explore the moral geography of Hogarth’s images and the environments they represent. Papers by a range of international speakers will discuss the idea of moral geography in relation to Hogarth and his contemporaries. Hogarth’s famous Modern Moral Subjects are entirely fictional, but their principal characters’ progress towards death or high office is also a physical progress through particular places and buildings in London. How do we best make sense of these moral and physical forms of passage? This workshop, as well as looking at the moral geography of Hogarth’s London, is interested in the relationship between his work and literary and pictorial alternatives, as well as its legacies for contemporary culture. The programme includes a visit to the exhibition.

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The Paul Mellon Centre

16 Bedford Square

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WC1B 3JA

United Kingdom

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