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Meaning of Caricature by World Encyclopaedia

Caricature from photo by Kalpart
Caricature from photo by Kalpart

caricature (It. caricare, load or surcharge) Painting or drawing in which a person is presented in a comic, often ridiculous, light by distorting their features. Caricature may be used to interpret the character of a person, event or age. The genre first appeared in the late 16th century. Hogarth attempted to distinguish between depicting character and comic likeness, but the two traditions merged. In the 20th century, many popular graphic artists have combined caricature with social and political satire, and today most political cartoons are caricatures.

Christmas Day

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Christmas Book, Illustrations

Christmas day, celebrated on 25th of December as a birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. It’s a religious and secular ceremony celebrated in all over the world. The Christmas traditions vary from country to country. However planting the Christmas tree, hanging Advent wreaths, candy canes, making Nativity scenes, etc. are the common elements.

Before the Christmas, Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th of December as it is traditionally believed that the Jesus Christ was born at night. On the Christmas Eve, the family members and friends gather to have Midnight mass, special meal, Christmas music and carols, the exchange of gifts and greeting cards and also to enjoy the Christmas lights, trees and other decorations. Continue reading Christmas Day

Family Caricatures for Scrapbook

Kalpart-CaricaturesLast week, I got an email with a request for 6 different caricatures in different poses, all showing the characteristics of each person that was not captured as a photo. These caricatures were all used to add in the family scrapbook, that was to be shared on the family gathering. What a lovely idea. The family had a lovely time going through the book.

Funny Caricatures — Adding Humor and Laughter to Your Life

Funny Caricatures — Adding Humor and Laughter to Your Life

Caricatures have been a part of culture in many countries and have helped build consciousness on issues, express social opinions and spawned revolutions. Personality, lifestyle, hobbies, special moments, achievements, favorite, colors, hair styles, and many other facets of one’s life can be reflected in a Caricature Drawing.

Caricatures have probably influenced your opinions and viewpoints in many ways you never even realized. From the silent statues to the loud Cartoon Caricatures, from the normal to the abnormal to the absolutely bizarre, is a microcosm of the human race. Color Caricatures have certainly evolved from the early days when they first became popular centuries ago, but they still serve the same worthy cause of eliciting a response and drawing attention.

Caricatures are perfect gifting option for those deserving special recognition on any occasion such as anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings, retirees. Wedding Caricature are a wonderful way for you to show your appreciation and caring for the newly wed couple. Kalpart.com, the inimitable online gift store helps you find Caricatures of Famous People, Celebrity Caricature, Funny Caricature, Black and White Caricature, Car Caricature, unique gift ideas and much more at affordable prices too!

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funny caricature

What is a difference between Cartoon and Caricature?

There are only few people, who are able to differentiate between the cartoon and caricature, as visual comparison does not show much of a difference, but technically, caricature is difficult to draw and takes a lot of time to master. A cartoon is a drawing or simply a two dimensional visual art. The idea behind the cartoon creation was to develop another new method that can express the story in a different way and which would encourage or motivate children to read or get engrossed in it with a lot of interest. A caricature is described as a portrait that has high features of a certain person. Caricature can be termed as an imitation drawing of a person, but expressed in fun and exaggerated manner.

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Cartoon for Children books

A cartoon is an imaginary character drawn, to create and imply fun. Cartoon can be made of a human, animal, bird or anything. Cartoon can change or extend its boundaries till the imagination of the artist. Caricature is a cartoon created by using a person as a model and is also created for fun, but its appearance mainly depends upon the looks of the original person whose caricature is created. Caricature only is a distortion of some features of the person, so as a whole, the person still can be identified.

Both cartoons and caricatures can be used for various purposes and a lot of them are common. Newspaper articles, media, children storybooks, comic books, newsletters, websites, TV commercials and movies are different medium where the cartoons or caricatures can be used. Cartoons have become more associated with children and depict similar storylines such as good vs. evil. Today’s children show a lot of interest in the TV channels with cartoons. Caricatures do not require a set storyline, you can write an article about a person and add his/her caricature along to add a novelty and interest to the article. Most political caricatures are used to create controversy. Political caricatures are highly exaggerated and comic, mainly created to add a negative humor into the subject.

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Caricature

Caricatures are also be created for friends and family members for gifting. Caricature of the wedding couple on the wedding cake is a novel and fancy idea and has started becoming a new craze among the youngsters. Caricature of a wedding couple on the wedding invitations or caricature posters on the wedding venue is also a new trend. At the same time, posters of popular cartoon characters can be added to the birthday venues for children birthday parties. Famous cartoon characters on birthday cakes for children is not new.

Despite these differences, however, the word “cartoon” is still used as a popular synonym for “caricature”.