Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Video: Martin Rowson: Satirical Cartoons: A History

British editorial cartoonist Martin Rowson talks about the history and purpose of political cartooning in this Gresham College lecture of January 25, 2024. 

From the Gresham College YouTube page:

"How do cartoons and visual satire operate?

"This lecture will look at when humans first created art and at the dawn of satire.

"Examining the work of Swift, Hogarth, Gillray, David Low and Ronald Searle, this lecture by celebrated cartoonist Martin Rowson will also examine the role cartoons play in giving offence. Covering the Danish Cartoons scandal and the Charlie Hebdo massacre, this talk will also look at Martin Rowson's own cartoon output over the past 40 years.

"This lecture was recorded by Martin Rowson on 25th January 2024 at Barnard's Inn Hall, London.

"Martin is a multi-award winning cartoonist, writer, illustrator, ranter, performer and poet. His work over the past 40 years has appeared in almost every publication you can think of apart from Private Eye and The Sun."


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