sâmbătă, 9 octombrie 2010


Caricature is a picture that represents a person or situation by exaggerating certain traits or characteristics intentional. It can be considered the quintessence of the art. First ironic notation was created 7000 years ago on an Egyptian papyrus; you remember certainly thouse mythological parodies scenes on Greek vases, or first know caricature of a politician from Pompeii. In the Middle Ages caricatures were executed by prominent artists of those times: Leonardo da Vinci's drawings or Calla's stylish drawings caves, Bosch or Goya in the history of graphics caricature. 

The beginning of the cartoon itself is due to British artist William Hogarth (1697-1764).The second England's largest caricaturist is considered Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1872).The third important exponent of early caricature in United Kingdom is George Cruikshank (1792-1878). In Germany, Daniel Chodowiecki published satirical drawings in the almanacs edited in Berlin in 1770 commenting by graphic the lifestyle of German society. In France, the most important cartoonist was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and in Russia, the caricature comes in early nineteenth century, by Alexander Orlowski(1777-1832), a Polish talented painter,a draftsman and graphic artis, born in Warsaw,a refugee in St. Petersburg where he lived to the end of his life.  In Romania,the caricature appears between 1830-1860, once with the formation of national consciousness. Some of prominent representatives of the Romanian graphic caricature of that time were Murnu A., I.Iser, N.Tonitza Ressu C. After 1944, the caricatures has become a means of propaganda in the service of the Communists. 

In conclusion caricature is a historical source, a visual document, an interesting witness of history, especially for the XIX - XX centuries, an attractive tool in a suggestive manner and always been the great source of fun for almost everyone as it represents the essence of a person or a thing in a very exaggerated manner, a manner that creates a unique and very amusing visual portrait like the ones below presented of some famous celebrity. 

(Source of pictures:BoardJournal.com)


askcherlock on 9 octombrie 2010, 17:12 spunea...

I would hate to see a caricature of myself! I do see the value in them, though. The one I am most fond of here is the one of Morgan Freeman, a magnificent actor. This was actually a good portrayal of him.

Climb2Nowhere on 9 octombrie 2010, 21:24 spunea...

Very funny pictures! My favorite was the Deniro shot. Interesting topic.

Dyeve on 11 octombrie 2010, 19:41 spunea...


Thank you for visit! smiles

Personally,I would like to see myself into a caricature,and people see me in a different way.Should be fun why not? :-)

Dyeve on 11 octombrie 2010, 19:43 spunea...


Thabks for visit! Was a nice surprise indeed. Mine is Will Smith, and I love his ears from this caricature. :=)

Will on 11 octombrie 2010, 21:34 spunea...

Hi Dyeve.
Don't you just love them!
Somehow it's a lot easyer to accept some people when they are represented in this way.Your selection was great not an "Obamination".lol
My fav is Robert Deniro,just love the guy acting!

Dyeve on 12 octombrie 2010, 01:17 spunea...


Love deNiro, too.

When I choose Will as a favourite one I've remembered although how Smith initially gained fame as the rap star Fresh Prince prior to the age of 20 and that caricature reminds me that.

Thanks! Wishing always the best!

Thought Bubble Ten on 13 octombrie 2010, 15:03 spunea...

Just brilliant! I enjoyed studying each one and thought how clever artists are to be able to highlight each person's unique feature/s.

Great post! Thanks.

Dyeve on 14 octombrie 2010, 18:38 spunea...

@Thought Bubble Ten

Indeed,is so fascinating and I wonder how they manage all of this. Of course with a lot of talent and inspiration.

Thanks for visit and comment!
Wishing you a blessed life!


Anonim spunea...

love to see my favourite Morgan Freeman being "honored" here, love them all anyway, wish i could learn to draw like this one day

Dyeve on 15 octombrie 2010, 22:12 spunea...


Hi, Hans!
I did not know that Freeman is your favorite.smiles
We can find celebrity caricatures almost everywhere on the web, but I choose only few that I have liked more. :P

Wishing you a happy life!

Cristi on 7 februarie 2011, 10:00 spunea...

frumos post :)

Dyeve on 10 februarie 2011, 04:36 spunea...

Merci, Cristi! :-)

stugod on 27 iunie 2011, 00:39 spunea...

hows it going you crazy chick. Nice to be back here love the pics

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