Caricatures by Hong Kong Artist Michael Andrew Law (2003 – 2005)

Bishop Zen

 

Henry Tong

 

Long Hair

Yuk Man Wong

CE- Sir Donald Tsang
A caricature is a humorous illustration that exagerates or distorts the basic essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness.
Although caricatures can be made of inanimate objects such as cars or buildings, the art form is usually reserved for illustrations of people, especially celebrities and politicians.
Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be sorely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.
The art form was popularized in the early 18th century, when satirical drawings of politicians and local celebrities would be printed in newspapers. Caricatures would often be less than warmly received by their powerful targets, and for many years the art form was one of anonymous mischief.
In the years after World War I the art form experienced a renaissance in the United States, and in some magazines caricatures became more common and in higher demand than actual photographs. A new wave of artists like Al Hirschfeld and Miguel Covarrubias showed that caricatures could be fun, colorful, and graceful, and not always the crude, vicious insults found on the editorial page.
Today, the art of caricature is still around, though nowhere near as prevalent as the “Golden Age” of the 20’s and 30’s. In recent years there has been a rise of amateur “On-the-spot Caricaturists” who can be found on street corners or fairs and will draw a quick sketch of anyone willing to pay their fee.
The word “caricature” can also apply to a person or thing that displays behavior or mannerisms that are ridiculously exaggerated and overly stereotypical.
The earliest usage of the word ‘caricature’, ‘caricatura’ to be precise, occurs the writings of Sir Thomas Browne (1605-82).
caricatures by Michael Andrew Law
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2014 Workshops
In 2014, I am holding workshop at Central, Hong Kong’s NatureArt Gallery.
If you’re considering a workshop for paintings, email me with any questions. I hope to paint with you in 2014.
If you’re interested, view all my Current Painting Auctions and Available Paintings.
在 2014年,我每星期也在中環,香港NatureArt舉行繪畫工作坊。
如果你正在考慮為一個學畫的工作室,可立即發電子郵件給我。我希望能在 2014與你
如果你有興趣,亦請查看我所有的當前正進行之繪畫拍賣原畫/海報出售
FREE Michael Andrew Law painting Poster for You
In case you missed it, I released my new FREE poster/desktop wallpaper download for your tablet or smart phone. 
Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share it with your friends.
免費Michael Andrew Law桌面海報送俾你:
我發布了我新的免費桌報/桌面壁紙,請即為您的平板電腦或智能手機下載。

 

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Best, Hong Kong Contemporary Artist Michael Andrew Law 
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