Fenton Arts

Stories of a Painter and a Filmmaker

work after the year 2000 » Hogarth’s People

oil on birch panel 30 ”x 36” 2018

Florida friends were enjoying their drinks at pool party. Fenton could not help but notice the similarity of the folks imbibing to William Hogarth’s third painting, in the series “The Rakes Progress.” The placement of Hogarth’s scathing depiction of Thomas Rakewell as he squanders his inheritance was humorously superimposed on the drinking Floridians creating a curious relationship between the eighteenth century folks and the frolicking Floridians.