Caricature

DEFINITION

A picture, usually a portrait or figures with exaggerated, often humorously distorted features to convey satire---foibles of society, institutions, etc. It is a style often used by newspaper illustrators and cartoonists. The name likely derives from the Carracci Circle, a group of satirical cartoonists, in 16th-century Rome. Well known satirists in history include Englishman William Hogarth (1697-1764) and Frenchman, Honore Daumier (1808-1879). Among noted American caricaturists are Albert Hirschfeld, Gaston Lachaise, Saul Steinberg, David Levine and William Auerbach-Levy. Sources: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"; Kimberley Reynolds & Richard Seddon, "Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms"; AskART database <br><br>Art that exaggerates the qualities, defects, or peculiarities of a person or idea, usually in a humourous manner. Traditionally used in editorial cartooning. ? Example

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