Art has the potential to inspire some deep emotions in each of us. We can look at a great piece of art and feel inspired and moved deeply, finding a form of beauty in the world that we never before really though existed. This is not the only purpose of art, however. Art can also be quite humorous, making us laugh and enjoy things by looking at them in an exaggerated way. There is a certain type of art which takes people and puts them into an exaggerated light. These are caricatures, which you surely have seen at some point during your life at an amusement park or perhaps on the wall of a steakhouse.
Caricatures take a person, often a celebrity, and draw them in a way that highlights some of that person’s most recognizable traits and features. These turn out to be very humorous portrayals of the person and can often make a person laugh. The same is true when these portraits are made about celebrities. They are humorous and they can feature some of that celebrity’s biggest traits. Just because this is not a realistic, moving depiction of the person, that doesn’t mean that this is any less art than the other.
Most celebrities have a great sense of humor about any caricatures done about them. They know that they have very exaggerated traits sometimes and this is what makes them powerful as those actors, politicians, or athletes. They have a trait which makes them incredibly recognizable to the public at a single glance. They are usually only happy to enjoy these caricatures as long as these portraits do not get too personal or insulting. Many times, the celebrity will even autograph these caricatures, turning them into a great example of autographed art.
A caricature can often be found adorning the walls of popular restaurants. Often, these restaurants will decorate their space with personal touches of pop culture. When these restaurants are famous restaurants, celebrities will often come in to eat there. This can be a fun event for the restaurant because they can often impress the celebrity with their food and make a fan of their service for life. In return, they usually want to commemorate the fact that the celebrity has eaten at their establishment, so in the spirit of fun, they will have someone who is talented at drawing make a caricature of that celebrity. Often, that celebrity will sign the photo and it will be hung on the wall of the establishment for everyone to enjoy.
These are fun examples of an artwork that can give everyone a good laugh. They do not have to be made solely of celebrities, as anyone can have a caricature done of them at any amusement park or even some kiosks in a mall. Unless the caricature is of a celebrity, however, the piece will have little more than sentimental value. If you have a particularly good caricature of a celebrity, however, especially if that celebrity put their autograph on the piece, you could own quite a valuable piece of work.