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The art of caricature

Saturday, June 18th at 11.00 am
By Cristina Domenech

Caricature springs from our fascination with all that is absurd or ridiculous, grotesque or tragic, or simply funny about the human condition. A genuinely popular art form, caricature has traditionally criticized society’s conventions, mores, fashions, and particularly its political leaders.

Across the centuries, draftsmen and printmakers have employed a handful of visual tools to express humor, from laying down rapid doodles to creating complex images layered with meaning.

In this occasion we will overview the collection of caricatures in the Hispanic Society Collections.