The video relates to a new exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York which runs until 4 March 2011.
The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugène Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honoré Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.
(Note: I'm enjoying the extremely fine Indian Summer we're having this week and having a bit of a break from blogging. I'll be back to proper posting next week)