Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings

  Earlier this month I visited Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The amusing exhibition features work from James Gillray, Glen Baxter and Hogarth. The show includes both humorous pictures and illustrations with a moral message. It is hard to pick highlights from the exhibition asContinue reading “Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings”

Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England

Whilst at The Fitzwilliam Museum on Saturday I saw Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England. The exhibition shows prints by Caroline Watson, who is regarded as ‘the first British professional woman engraver’. She worked together with artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and used the techniques of stipple etching and aquatint. HighlightsContinue reading “Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England”

La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War

On Saturday I visited The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to see two exhibitions, the first being La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War. The exhibition consisted of colour lithographs and woodcuts detailling the first seven months of World War I. Highlights include, Dans le Bois de Augustow…, Un soldat allemand en feu…Continue reading “La Grande Guerre: French Prints of The First World War”

A visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Last weekend I visted the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. As well as the vast art collection, I was able to see three exhibitions, ‘A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton’, ‘The Rampant Lions Press: A Letterpress Odyssey’ and ‘From Root to Tip: Botanical Art In Britain’. The highlight for me was the Craxton exhibition. I hadContinue reading “A visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum”