A SELECTION of CARICATURES and OTHER SATIRICAL IMAGES

Tag aesthetic satire

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783)

Wiesensteig Born in the southwestern town of Wiesensteig, located in the region of the Swabian Jura Germany, Messerschmidt grew up in the Munich home of his uncle, the sculptor Johann Baptist Straub, who became his first master. Fine Arts in… Continue Reading →

William Hogarth (1697-1764)

During the reign of King William III, the English caricature and satire were strongly influenced by Dutch artists such as Romeyn de Hooghe. Engraving and social satire in England own its rise to William Hogarth. It was only at the end… Continue Reading →

Charles Le Brun (1619 – 1690)

ROYAL ACADEMY Following the Academies in Italy, the French Royale Academy was founded in 1648 at the instigation of the painter Charles Ie Brun, with permission from the young king and under the protection of Mazarin. This Academy also envisaged… Continue Reading →

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

  “SATIRE ON THE CRITIC OF ART” – 1644 In the northern Netherlands, the education of art was not organized by a State academy as in Italy and France. However, there were painters associations (guilds) and private academies. Rembrandt entertained… Continue Reading →

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680)

The sculptor Bernini, born in Naples, was the second major artist who painted portrait caricatures but in his case of well-known personalities. Such as these caricature of a Cardinal. He was also the designer of the colonnade of the St.Peter. His images… Continue Reading →

Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

ACADEMY Augustine and Annibale Carracci founded in Bologna the “Academy of Incamminati”. The emphasis lay on drawing afterlife with the intention to revive the pure style of Rafaël and Michelangelo. But Annibale was also the first to draw exaggerated portraits… Continue Reading →

Federigo Zuccaro (1542-1609)

THE ACADEMY OF SAN LUCA In 1593 Federigo Zuccaro built a house in Rome, decorated it with frescoes, and opened it as a private academy. The name “di San Luca” was a convenient choice because the painters belonged traditionally to… Continue Reading →

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)

Arcimboldo was born in Milan and he worked at the court of Rudolf II in Prague, son of Emperor Maximilian II. His fantastic portraits look at a distance like normal portraits. The objects (flowers, plants, books) he used are related… Continue Reading →

Titian (1487-1576)

Titian – Tiziano Vecellio- was born in Veneto in the Dolomites and became the primus of the Venetian school of painting (with among others Veronese, El Greco, Tiepolo, Tintoretto). He made famous allegorical paintings and portraits, for instance, one of Emperor Charles… Continue Reading →

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

THE IDEAL UGLY During the Renaissance, the caricature was developed into an image of the ideal ugly. In the grotesque heads of Leonardo da Vinci, an impetus to this was given.  READ AND LOOK MORE IN THE ELABORATION OF THIS… Continue Reading →

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