A caricature can be evil and kind, sharply satirical and humorous. Humor is neither a sermonizing preacher nor a garbage collector, although these activities are always attributed to it. Caricature as the most contentious form of art work can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.
Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines. In this article I will feature some hilarious and artistic examples of caricature art to get you inspired. Enjoy!