Friday, October 17, 2008

A Monstrous book by Gerald Scarfe

One of my favourite caricature artists is Gerald Scarfe. His artwork typifies what I like about caricature. I particularly like his weekly cartoon which appears in the Sunday Times obviously always topical and always a great stand alone piece of artwork.
His drawings always have his trademark spontaneous linework and colour washes not forgetting the actual caricature image which at times can be quite savage and brutal, but this is what is often expected in the world of political caricature and cartoons.
He has numerous books out and I have just got a copy of his latest book called Monsters which is a collection of all his political cartoon/caricature work done over the last four decades.

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