Thursday, March 5, 2015

William Hogarth and his "Four Stages of Cruelty"

“The Reward of Cruelty” by William Hogarth
There is a great post up over at Our Hen House about William Hogarth's prints (engravings) as protest against cruelty. His series, Four Stages of Cruelty, depicts the connection of cruelty towards non-humans to cruelty towards fellow humans in societal problems and norms.

The post considers activism within the artistic community both historically and contemporarily. This interests me greatly as I am guided by my own morals and activism when creating my artwork, as returning visitors to this blog must surely know.

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