Celebrity Caricature in America.
February 10, 2003 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Celebrity Caricature in America. The website of a 1998 exhibition at the (US) National Portrait Gallery. Via the National Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions, where there are even more fine things.
posted by plep (6 comments total)

[this is good]
posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:33 AM on February 10, 2003

Excellent post, plep - as evinced by the low number of comments!

No, really.
posted by soyjoy at 10:45 AM on February 10, 2003

Thanks plep for this post. On a somewhat related note, I came across a site yesterday on Hogarth that included the following quote: Hogarth "called his representations of people characters rather than caricatures, seeking to reveal the true nature of his subjects rather than simply mocking them." I had always thought that caricature was only a few hundred years old as an art form so I searched for the history of caricature and found these excellent articles (warning: pop-ups) from 1875 issues of Harper's Magazine. Also, if you like caricature, these might be enjoyable: create your own caricature and the Caricature Carvers of America with their carving competition.
posted by snez at 11:14 AM on February 10, 2003

Thanks snez. Those are great sites.
posted by plep at 1:38 PM on February 10, 2003

plep, I was saving this post for tonight and now have stayed up far too late. Thanks for all the quality posts you bring us - I think you are singlehandedly responsible for more of my work procrastination than any other person. Of course, when I wind up a bag lady, it's on your head ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 11:18 PM on February 10, 2003

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