Marking the bicentenary of Edward Lear's birth in 1812, this series of five essays considers the exuberant play of Edward Lear as a nonsense poet and artist and the influence of 'nonsense' on modern life.
In the fifth and final essay in the series, artist and caricaturist Ralph Steadman casts a cartoonist's eye over the work of Lear, considering him as a highly skilled artist who "absorbs what he sees in front of him" and paints "without it going tired". A cartoonist who pricks the bubble of pomposity.
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