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Kirsten Tambling

Making the Crossing: seduction, space and time in the art of Jean-Antoine Watteau and William Hogarth.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) and Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) were two of the most influential artists of the eighteenth century; creators, respectively, of the ‘Modern Moral Subject’ and the ‘fête galante’. This thesis asks what might be achieved by juxtaposing these two seemingly divergent artists in a single study - taking as its starting point their shared interest in the idea of seduction.

Supervisors: Dr Kate Retford and Dr Ann Lewis