The History of Satirical Prints: Lecture by Emily Shinn

Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lecture by Emily Shinn, Curatorial Extern in American and European Art

In conjunction with her exhibition The Satirical Eye at the JSMA, featuring work by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Francisco de Goya, and Honoré Daumier, Shinn explores printmaking as a medium of comedic relief, moral critique, and political protest, introducing viewers to the dynamic range of satire and caricature permeating consecutive eras of satirical prints in the 18th and 19th centuries in Great Britain, Spain, and France.  The talk explores how caricature and satire become enduring icons of meaning, positioning the creative enterprise of each print in its historical context while illuminating its contemporary relevance. 

This event will be held at the Downtown Eugene Public Library