Artist’s sketches give us great insight into their creative practice and often reveal clues in interpreting their larger works. In this case, they can also provide us with a good laugh. Currently showing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Infinite Jest Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine “explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present”.
The show includes drawings and prints from Old Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Eugène Delacroix, Francisco de Goya and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, alongside more contemporary artists such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honoré Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine.
Though taken from the Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints collection many of the works have ever been exhibited before so this show is a real treat for those who are particularly interested in prints and drawings.
Check out this preview trailer of the exhibition:
Infinite Jest Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine runs until March 4, 2012 at The Met, NYC.
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