Artist and caricaturist Ralph Steadman discusses Edward Lear's poetry. He considers Lear a highly skilled artist who 'absorbs what he sees in front of him'.
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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