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Grotesque Hybridity in the Pedagogical Intent of Thomas Rowlandson's Comparative Anatomy

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dc.contributor.advisor Smylitopoulos, Christina Scholtz, Desiree 2019-08-23T19:11:25Z 2019-08-23T19:11:25Z 2019-08 2019-08-16 2019-08-23
dc.description.abstract An understudied group of sketchbooks, titled Comparative Anatomy Resemblances between the Countenances of Men and Beasts (1822-1827), prepared by the British graphic satirist Thomas Rowlandson (1767-1827) feature intriguing juxtapositions and amalgams of animals, humans, and vegetables, but have nevertheless been virtually ignored in the discourses on the intersections of art, science, and satire. Through visual analysis, I argue that Rowlandson’s Comparative Anatomy is a pedagogical tool that engages with the Romantic grotesque which was being explored in art in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and strongly employs hybridity, a device that can be found through the modes of Rowlandson’s artistic expression and within the work’s very materiality. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject Thomas Rowlandson en_US
dc.subject Graphic Satire en_US
dc.subject Grotesque en_US
dc.subject Hybridity en_US
dc.subject Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Comparative Anatomy en_US
dc.subject British en_US
dc.title Grotesque Hybridity in the Pedagogical Intent of Thomas Rowlandson's Comparative Anatomy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Art History and Visual Culture en_US Master of Arts en_US School of Fine Art and Music en_US
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