Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Discovery...

Wm. Hogarth "The Orgy"
Regarding my last blog post. Wilberforce wanted to reestablish the idea of Piety and Virtue in England. It is mentioned how, "England of The Pilgrim's Progress had become the England of Rake's Progress".
My discovery of today occurred as I was looking through an Art book and found the artist Wm. Hogarth of England who painted 6 scenes called, "A Rake's Progress 1733-1734.
The paintings depict the debauchery and decadence of a young man who looses all through immoral living, gambling, and ends with madness. These pictures say much of the times.
For more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Rake%27s_Progress

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