Exhibition

Hogarth and Europe

3 Nov 2021 – 20 Mar 2022

Regular hours

Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£18 / Free with ticket for Members
Concessions available
£5 for Tate Collective

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 88,77A,C10
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall

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Discover Hogarth and his European contemporaries' vivid vision of the changing 18th century.

About

European society and culture changed dramatically in the mid-18th century. This was an age of opportunity and change, enlightenment and innovation, but also materialism, exploitation and injustice. In an affluent, cosmopolitan Europe, the seeds of modern empire, revolution and global war were being sown.

In Britain, William Hogarth became famous for paintings and prints that captured the new modern experience with energy, wit and humanity. But he was not alone. Across Europe, artists were creating vivid images of contemporary life and social commentary. The rich and the poor, the immoral and self-deluding, the selfish and the selfless, were made characters in pictorial stories that caught people’s imaginations and took art in novel directions.

For the first time, this exhibition will bring together Hogarth’s greatest works with those of his peers across the continent – including Francesco Guardi in Venice, Chardin in Paris and Cornelis Troost in Amsterdam – to suggest the cross currents, parallels and sympathies that crossed borders.

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Exhibiting artists

William Hogarth

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