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Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Lecture: Dr. Amanda Lahikainen, "British Graphic Satire and the Enlightenment: The Conceptual Art of Imitating Paper Money"

This lecture will briefly introduce the history of graphic satire in Britain from the early eighteenth century through the golden age of caricature that  lasted into the early decades of the nineteenth century. This introduction will draw on recent scholarship and pose questions about the roots of modern political cartoons: are they grounded in the Enlightenment? Is satire a critical art form? With focus on the complexity of satires targeting paper money, the second part of the lecture will focus on a sub-genre of satirical prints that imitate banknotes while considering a specific print by John Luffman as a conceptual work of art with decidedly modern footing.

Dr. Lahikainen is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art History, Aquinas College.

Friday February 22, 2019 04:00 PM
Friday February 22, 2019 05:00 PM
Fine Arts 102
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