I always really enjoy contemporary artists that look back on art history itself—18th century in particular (in case you couldn’t tell from the overall tone of my blog.)
Maisie Broadhead’s hypercontemporary photograph brings Hogarth’s acerbic cultural critique to life and also opens the door to review and to reconsider not only his work, but what it means to look back and draw from the history of art history itself.
Maisie Broadhead, Head to Head, 2011.
William Hogarth, Marriage à-la-mode: 2. The Tête à Tête, 1743