Another fascinating lecture with lots of interesting slides - a slice of art history without it being an art history lecture. Her juxtaposition of slides by historical and modern artists was fascinating.
Here are some odd comments and conclusions from the event which gave me pause for thought
- a caricature may be more like a person than a normal drawing
- very sophisticated artists are quite capable of employing deliberate distortions in a child-like fashion - caricaturing with a "fun" pencil and "a rough charged infantilising line"
- infantilism and coarseness are often put together and are often interchangeable
- caricatures can flout all the normal "rules" of drawing, composition etc
- artists often focus their drawing activities (caricature) on the edgy relationship between artist and dealer and artist and connoisseur - it's been a key theme of many artists over time and is investigated again and again
- historically there has been a view that the painter who has done caricature has "let the side down"