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This groundbreaking exhibition uses visual art to explore the role of humour in British culture over the centuries. Tackling key themes such as morality, politics and the absurd, the show will feature works by classic caricaturists from William Hogarth, James Gillray and George Cruikshank, to David Low, Gerald Scarfe and Steve Bell.

It will also feature cartoons, comic books and works by contemporary artists such as Simone Lia, Paul Noble and Angus Fairhurst. A host of present-day cartoonists and comic writers will collaborate with Tate curators in the presentation of these diverse works, ensuring a fresh and emphatically contemporary overview of Britain's comic traditions from the 1500s to the present day.

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art

Künstler: William Hogarth, James Gillray, George Cruikshank, David Low, Gerald Scarfe, Steve Bell, Thomas Rowlandson ...