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Title of Product:

Hogarth, Hockney and Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1700 - The 18th Century
Topic: William Hogarth
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Name of Producer: Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Language/s of Product: Russian with an English version
Target Group: Scholars, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: good
Objectives & Structure:
The site is an introduction and description of an exhibition staged at the Hermitage in 2006 in conjunction with British Council and the PRO ARTE Institute.
It contains a short illustrated essay on William Hogarth and his influence on Stravinsky and Hockney.
Description of contents:
The site offers students the opportunity to make some interesting comparisons between Hogarth’s 18th century world and that the more recent past.
David Hockney began work on the Rake's Progress prints on his return from New York in 1961. This was his first suite of prints and was based on William Hogarth's suite of the same title, a moral tale of a squandered life told in eight copper-plate engravings published in 1735.
Comparisons can be made between 4 of Hogarth’s prints and 4 of Hockney’s, each of which can be enlarged for better study.
Images of the whole of Hockney’s ‘The Rakes Progress’ can be found at by entering ‘Hogarth’ into the exhibition keyword search.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: good
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: good
Degree and quality of interaction: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Students can use this site individually or collectively as the start of a comparative study of narrative and satirical art that explores society and social change.
A site to be studied after a basic knowledge of Hogarth’s work has been understood.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Jane Giles
Name of School: Trinity School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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