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MA students curate prints exhibition

27 May 2011

The British Art Research Cluster presents a new exhibition of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints from the University of Bristol collection, curated by students in the MA History of Art.

Caricature: The Man Behind the Print
The most perfect caricature is that which, on a small surface, with the simplest means, most accurately exaggerates, to the highest point, the peculiarities of a human being, at his most characteristic moment, in the most beautiful manner.
Max Beerbohm

The British Art Research Cluster presents a new exhibition of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints from the University of Bristol collection. Curated by students in the MA History of Art, the exhibition explores ideas of masculinity and caricature through a selection of seven prints by James Gillray, Thomas Cook, Thomas Rowlandson, Carlo Pellegrini (‘Ape’), and Sir Leslie Ward (‘Spy’). The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by the student-curators, Laura Di Maio, Josephine Langer, and Cressida Nash.

The exhibition has been generously supported by an anonymous donor. It opens on Monday 20 June 2011 in the Reception Room, 43 Woodland Road, with presentations and a drinks reception from 6-8pm.

All welcome!

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