The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Posts tagged "satire"
Connections: Satirical Times

Connections: Satirical Times

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Thomas Rowlandson served as a satirical hit man in the world of late 18th century politics.  Much like NBC’s television program, Saturday Night Live, Rowlandson mocked for money, paying no heed to political affiliations.  Two SNL clips—one of a reunion between President George...
Connections: Unmasking the Truth

Connections: Unmasking the Truth

For today’s post, Sarah Harshman, class of 2011 and Art Center student docent, interviewed Amelia Rauser, Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin & Marshall College. Rauser contributed an essay, “Amoral Humor: Desire and Mockery in Rowlandson’s Comic Art,” in the catalogue for our current exhibition, Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England. Sarah Harshman:...