Appreciating Caricature Arts

Posted by AAA CARICATURES on February 20th, 2020

Caricature is one of the most prevalent and popular art forms available today. There are comic representations of the rich, famous, the wicked, the powerful in newspapers and magazines today. As much as these images are created for different aims and objectives, the most striking feature of all caricatures is the distortion of the body and its parts.Digital Caricatures for Corporate Events

Thin people are depicted as skeletal and the plump swell to ridiculous sizes. Other features such as the eyes are sunken or enlarged and the nose is made to appear larger than proportion. Distortions in manner, dress, temperament, etc. are scaled up or down to exaggerated proportions. Who or whatever the target is, the intention of Caricature Arts is to reveal a personality or characteristic through the comic exaggeration of their most visible features, habits and traits.

There is more to a caricature than a mere representation of ugliness, or the other forms of distorted representation it traditionally portrays. It is an artistic portrait, in which the characteristic feature of the subject is presented in a way that deforms or exaggerates their essence to achieve satirical and/or comical effects. Live Digital Caricatures for events

Creating fascination out of ugly portraits is the basis of Caricature Arts. Albeit deceptive and far from a real representation of the strengths and frailties of the human body, it attempts to tell a whole story from a grossly distorted and exaggerated portrait.

The study of Caricature can reveal a lot about changing attitudes to body shape, diet, beliefs, relationships and sex. It can also present the most striking portraits of facial and bodily attitudes: anger, grief, reverence, joy, etc. The key is to make simple sketches that tell a whole story rather than complicated descriptions that confuses the viewers. Digital Caricatures

Although the intention of any caricature is commonly for ridicule or satire, the real motivation for various portraits vary from artist to artist with the work of some aiming no higher than the display of crude national or sexual stereotypes with comic exaggeration.

Some say that the evolution of Caricature Arts is relative to censorship; that artists devised a way to tell a story with more subtle ploys, and greater artistic and political undertones. The history of caricature has been often linked with the history of censorship. The real intent of the caricaturist's art has in recent times been depicted as a negotiation between a natural impulse to ridicule and a higher wish for change or reformation.

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