A History of Caricature and Grotesque

A History of Caricature and Grotesque

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"[...]parody, which was employed unsparingly on everything which society in its solemn moments respected-against everything that the satirist considered worthy of being held up to public derision or scorn. Religion itself, philosophy, social manners and institutions-even poetry-were all parodied in their turn. The comedies of Aristophanes are full of parodies on the poetry of the tragic and other writers of his age. He is especially happy in parodying the poetry of the tragic dramatist Euripides. The old comedy of Greece has thus been correctly described as the comedy of caricature; and the spirit, and even the scenes, of this comedy, being transferred to pictorial representations, became entirely identical with that branch of art to which we give the name of caricature in modern times.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 576g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508689
  • 9781507508688

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