The exhibition ‘The Transformation of William Hogarth. The Excess of Misery’ is shown at the National Gallery in Prague from the end of last year until the beginning of March 2015.
The National Gallery presents an exhibition on one of the most outstanding artists of Europe, William Hogarth. William Hogarth was born in 1697 and he died in 1764. He was an English painter, printmaker, satirist and cartoonist who was one of the founding figures of the modern European art and he laid the foundations of the modern caricature in Europe. He had a great impact on the development of art and on the upcoming generations as well. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to discover the most famous art works of the artists which were mostly inspired by the topics of crime, violence, alcoholism, punishment which shows the life and the problems of society of the 18th century in London which are still relevant today as well. It is the first time the National Gallery in Prague dedicates a whole exhibition only for William Hogarth and his art works. The exhibition on William Hogarth is shown from 4th December 2014 until 8th March 2015 at the National Gallery in Prague.
Staroměstské náměstí 12, 110 15 Praha 1, Czech Republic
For more information on the museum and the exhibition check the official site. If you got in late for this you do not have to be sad, because there is also a temporary exhibition in Tate Britain in London lasting until the end of April 2015.