This past Spring, Duke University hosted concurrent exhibits that featured curated images of satirical political cartoons. Fortunately, the exhibits are free to enjoy from the comfort of your bed/couch/desk chair. From the Nasher Museum of Art, there is Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature
, comparing pieces from as early as 19th Century France to post 9/11 US. From the Perkins Library, we get Abusing Power: Satirical Journals
, an exhibit of 19th and early 20th Century pieces from around the world.
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jun 10, 2010 -
John Tenniel and the American Civil War.
Best known for his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland
, John Tenniel also produced political cartoons for the British magazine Punch
. This sites collects 54 of Tenniel's cartoons dealing with the American Civil War. In addition to the cartoons themselves, the site gives an explanation of the symbols and props in each cartoon and places them context with then-current events and issues. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist
on Dec 3, 2007 -