A caricature is a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which specific features are exaggerated, often for humorous or grotesque effect.
The term ‘caricature’ originates from the Italian word 'caricatura,' and it emerged in Italian art around 1600, notably in the work of Annibale Carracci. The term ‘caricature’ was first documented in English in 1748, the same year when William Hogarth created his notable anti-French satire 'O the Roast Beef of Old England,' featuring caricatures of a French monk and soldiers. Hogarth's use of caricature became influential in Britain, especially in political cartooning.
In the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson showcased genius in the practice of caricature, particularly in political and social commentary. Caricature continued to be a prominent form of expression, with figures like Max Beerbohm excelling in the nineteenth century, and Gerald Scarfe standing out as one of the most powerful contemporary caricaturists.
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Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton: When Will The Dots Stop?
Bags, billboards and Bella Hadid. The commodification of Yayoi Kusama.
Sarah Zucker (she/they/he) was born in 1985 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Baldur Helgason (he/him) was born in Iceland, 1984. He currently lives and works in Chicago in the United States.
Ryan Travis Christian
Ryan Travis Christian (he/him) was born 1983 in California, USA. He currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
A humorous reflection of the ambient anxiety of modern life by Baldur Helgason.Highlighting the unfulfilled need for connection in society, Helgason is known for caricatures which seem playful at first, yet are subversive, emotive and discomforting.Menippean Satire, as its title suggests, considers pervasive attitudes rather than a specific individual or group. The work's crazed but smiling subject fits right in amongst Helgason's oeuvre of delirious cartoons. To create the edition, the artist drew by hand onto a soft ground copper etching plate. Once complete, the plate was inked and used to print the edition one by one.
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