Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hell-Hound & The Prime Minister (Another Allegory...)

I like late 18th/early 19th century political engravings, especially James Gillray, and in particular his more outlandish "allegorical' and detailed prints. Gillray, along with Wm Hogarth's earlier works are the best of the era and evoke a nightmare-cartoon world filled with wild visual metaphors where statesmen are transformed into grotesque beasts and distorted versions of their selves in order to enact their political incompetencies on paper. These are the origins of the modern "editorial cartoon".

All this smoke & blather is intended to disguise my attempt above at a "political" cartoon...

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