ART 453 / ECS 453

Caricature and Modernity: 1776-1914Course Cancelled

Anne McCauley

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Caricature, based on the distortion of the human face for comic effect, challenged the ideally beautiful and the academic art training that developed in Western Europe after the Renaissance. This course will examine the explosion of caricatural prints and comic illustrated books in France, Great Britain, and the United States from the revolutions of 1776 and 1789 to World War I. Topics will include the political role of satire in the newly defined public sphere; the influence of physiognomy and racial theories on caricatural depictions; the invention of the comic strip; and the origins of Dada and Cubism in comic illustration.

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