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I did this in Photoshop….hope ya like it 🙂




Some of the earliest caricatures are found in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, who actively sought people with deformities to use as models. The point was to offer an impression of the original which was more striking than a portrait. Diodemmar Casem, one of the great early practitioners, was favored by the members of the papal court for his ability to depict the essence of a person in ‘three or four strokes.

Caricatures have many different qualities. One of them is that the subjects’ body parts are often distorted, especially if the artist creating the caricature notices any distinguishing features on the person. Usually, facial features are heavily distorted (for example, forehead, eyes, mouth, nose, ears, etc.). Take the caricature below, for example; his forehead, hair, eyes, and cheeks are made fun of by throwing them completely out of proportion with the rest of his body.

Picasso had, if you didn’t know, 5 main styles that he focused on (at different times) throughout his art career. They are:

Blue Period (1901-1904): During which Picasso would paint works of blue and blue-green shades to give off a sad feeling. Beggars and prostitutes were the usual focal point of these works. Picasso was inspired to do this by a trip he made through Spain and by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas.

Rose Period (1904-1906): consists of more cheery works of art (makes a change from prostitutes) with brighter colors. I presume he ran out of blue and green and had to use something else. These bright pieces featured many circus people.

African-Influenced Period (1907-1909): Mostly inspired by African Artifacts, hence the name African-Influenced Period.

Cubism (1909-1912): style in which artists would take objects and break down their complexity into simpler, less detailed objects.

Classicism and Surrealism (1912-1930’s): This period began just after the upheaval of World War I. Picasso used ideas by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.

Well, Impressionism is a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light; and Post Impressionism is the term coined by the British artist and art critic Roger Fry  in 1910 to describe the development of French art since Manet.

Surrealism is the cultural movement that came in the early 1920’s that was all about art and writing, and some very good works of art and writing were created during this period.