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What is The Origin and History Of Caricatures?

What is The Origin and History Of Caricatures?

The word caricature comes from the Italian words carico and caricare, meaning 'to load' or to 'exaggerate'. In the 1590s the Italian Annibale Carracci (and his brother Agostino) applied these words to some exaggerated portrait sketches they created. The descriptions they left, mention that the images were meant for humor to mock their own artistic theories which they taught at the Bologna Academy. Today we might wonder why it took so long for caricature to become a recognized form of art. Yet, it needs to be remembered that for hundreds of years artists strived to create perfect natural representational art,...


What is Caricature

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What is Caricature
Ever wonder what is a caricature? Caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in an exaggerated way. Read more about contemporary definition of caricature here
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