Origin Of Cartoons (FMP)

Cartoon: A simple drawing showing the feature of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way this means that it is taken to the extreme for comedic purposes, especially a satirical one in a wallpaper in a newspaper or magazine.

Cartoon is a type of two/three dimensional illustration which is a 2D/3D drawing of cartoons, throughout time the specific definition has changed ove time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic artstic style of drawing or painting that are being interpreted into cartoons based on artists art styles or imaginative capacity.

An image or a collective of images intended for satire ( the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. ) a motion picture that relies on a sequence of illustrations for its animation . An artist whom creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.

Characters And Caricature 1700 – 1770

This is the beginning timeline, the northbound when and where cartoons originated from. the cartoon art form began with ‘caricature’, A caricature means a picture, description or imitation of a person in which certain striking characters are exaggerated in order to create a comic effect in other words put weight on a character. The great italian masters such as leonardo da vinci annd gian lorenzo benini all drew caricatures, these techniques was a crucial exercise which had a aim to defy the essence of a person in a few deft strokes of the pen.


The Modern Times 1914 – 1961: These were the times where the first world war occurred and cartoonists pursued to rally to the patriotic cause portraying an encounter between the national symbols and personifications. This lead to morale boosting posters encouraging people to join the war to fight for their country and risen the fighting spirits of the solders,these were the works of Bert Thomas and Bruce bairnsfather proved popular because their work.




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