Thursday, September 29, 2011

Drawings of caricature and satire

This video is about Infinite Jest - Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine.  It highlights some wonderful drawings in different styles about different topics - ribbing museums and those that go to see art exhibitions being one of them!  I loved the pictures of people crowding around the shops of printers and publishers to see the latest caricatures.

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.
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(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)


  1. Thanks for posting this. Wish I could get to NY to see it. Sigh.......

  2. It's the sign of a long-term blogger. You can only post on a regular basis if you also take a break on a regular basis. My rule of thumb is a week off every 3 months or so - and sometimes longer! :)


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