Ribald Antiquity: Bodies, Statues, and the Lust for Classicism in Thomas Rowlandson’s Art

On March 2, 2011, Amelia Rauser, associate professor of art history at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, discussed the eroticism of antique art that surfaces repeatedly in Rowlandson’s work. Listen Now (33.4 MB, audio, 48 minutes) Support for this program was provided by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the […]

The Language of Visual Humor before Thomas Rowlandson and How He Developed His Own Dialect

On February 9, 2011, Constance McPhee, associate curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, discussed how English artist Thomas Rowlandson and his contemporaries reshaped satirical art and caricature into a newly dynamic visual form. Listen Now (26.3 MB, audio, 36 minutes) Support for this program was provided by the […]