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Title Rude Britannia : British comic art / Tim Batchelor, Cedar Lowisohn, Martin Myrone ; with essay contributions by Paul Gravett and Sally O'Reilly.

Published London : Tate Publishing ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  741.56941 Rud    AVAILABLE
Physical description 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Notes Catalog of the exhibition held at Tate Britain, June 9-Sept. 5, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-151) and index.
Summary Put together with some the country's best-known cartoonists and comedy writers, this exhibition explores British comic art from the 1600s to the present day. Bringing together a wide array of paintings, sculptures, film and photography, as well as graphic art and comic books, the exhibition celebrates a rich history of cartooning and visual jokes. The room on the Absurd is curated by comedian Harry Hill, and includes such diverse materials as Alice in Wonderland illustrations, David Shrigley's sculpture, and films by Edwina Ashton and Oliver Michaels. Within the Bawdy, Donald McGill's smutty seaside postcards can be seen with works by artists as different as Aubrey Beardsley, Sarah Lucas, and Grayson Perry. The rooms exploring Politics, Social Satire and Cruikshank's Victorian masterpiece The Worship of Bacchus, have been put together with Gerald Scarfe, Steve Bell, and the cartoonists from Viz. These show the power of comic art as a form of social and political commentary throughout history, from satires of Georgian society by Rowlandson and Gillray to Spitting Image's damning Thatcher puppet. Looking at comedy that is both timeless and of-its-time, Rude Britannia contrasts contemporary artists such as Angus Fairhurst with key historical pieces, and covers everything from Hogarth to the YBAs.
Other author Batchelor, Tim.
Lewisohn, Cedar.
Myrone, Martin.
Gravett, Paul.
O'Reilly, Sally, 1971-
Tate Britain (Gallery)
Subject Wit and humor in art -- History -- Exhibitions.
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Great Britain -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title British comic art
ISBN 9781854378866 (pbk.)
1854378864 (pbk.)